5 Reasons To See ‘Beauty and the Beast the Musical’ UK & Ireland Tour

Sunderland Empire, 26/01/2022

Bonjour! Disney’s very own ‘tale as old as time’ is midway through it’s UK tour and we were lucky enough to be invited to the press night at Sunderland Empire. Featuring a magnificent cast (battling illness with three understudies smashing it at our performance), the show that originally debuted on Broadway 27 years ago has been reimagined by the original creative team for this UK & Ireland tour. Featuring all the songs and the same story as the beloved film, this show was destined to be a spectacle. Read on for our five reasons to see Beauty and the Beast the Musical!

Photo credit: Johan Persson


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