Beauty and the Beast
Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781848421578Publication Date:
2 Dec 2010
Size: 200mm x 130mm£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)
Ebook, 80 pages ISBN: 9781780013114Publication Date:
14 Oct 2014
£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)
First Staged:
National Theatre, London, 2010

Beauty and the Beast (National Theatre stage version)

By Lucy Kirkwood and Katie Mitchell

Paperback £11.99£9.59

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Lucy Kirkwood's delightful version of the classic fairytale, first seen in a production devised and directed by Katie Mitchell at the National Theatre for Christmas 2010.

The theft of a single rose has monstrous consequences for Beauty and her father. Because this is no ordinary rose...and this is no ordinary fairytale. Narrated by a pair of mischievous fairies, a very helpful Rabbit, and a Thoughtsnatcher machine, this timeless story is sure to surprise, delight and enchant.

A wild and twisted tale, full of exciting and intriguing challenges for drama groups wishing to stage their own production.

Lucy Kirkwood's Beauty and the Beast was first performed at the National Theatre, London, in December 2010.

‘I expect you have been told fairytales before. But you have never really heard a fairytale until you have heard it told by a real fairy.’ 

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'Chock-full of clever ideas'

'Clever, fast and endearing, with grand insults and proper jeopardy.'

The Times

'The story is beautifully and touchingly told... a continuously inventive delight'


'This new devised version is blessed with a sassy script by Lucy Kirkwood... Beauty-fully done'

Evening Standard
Paperback,80 pages ISBN: 9781848421578Publication Date:
2 Dec 2010
Size: 200mm x 130mm£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)
Ebook,80 pages ISBN: 9781780013114Publication Date:
14 Oct 2014
£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)

Also by Lucy Kirkwood:

The Children
small hours
The Human Body
Lucy Kirkwood Plays: One
The Welkin
it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now
Women, Power and Politics: Then
Bloody Wimmin

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Also by Katie Mitchell:

small hours

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