Beauty & the Beast


Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is delighted to welcome Ballet Theatre UK back with another fairytale classic brought to life in an intricate ballet performance, one of the most enchanting love stories of all time, Beauty and the Beast (Mon 19 – Wed 21 Nov).

Inspired by the original tale, this production tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster cursed by a magical Enchantress. The only way the Beast may become human again is if he learns to love and be loved in return. The curse set by the Enchantress is bound by a magical rose. If the final petal falls, all hope will be lost and he will remain a Beast forever. Their feelings grow ever deeper as the clock ticks and petals continue to fall – will they confess their love for one another before it is too late?

Set to a stunning classical score this production will showcase new choreography by Artistic Director Christopher Moore, as well as feature new sets and costumes.

Ballet Theatre UK was founded in 2008 and over the last decade has rapidly become one of the UK’s most beloved touring ballet companies. Touring both nationally and internationally the company aim to raise awareness of the classical art form within the community by being accessible to people of all ages and walks of life. Since its foundation in 2008, the company has created fourteen full-length ballets including critically acclaimed productions of The Snow Queen, Romeo and Juliet and A Christmas Carol. This production of Beauty and the Beast is the newest title added to the repertoire, which forms part of the company’s ten-year anniversary celebrations.

Beauty and the Beast has five performances, Mon 19 – Wed 21 Nov. Tickets are on sale at the Box Office, call 01284 769505, book online at or visit the theatre in person.