• Music by: Alan Menken
  • Lyrics by: Howard Ashman & Tim RiceScreen Shot 2016-01-22 at 21.07.30
  • Book by: Linda Woolverton

November 2012

Lowther Pavilion, Lytham


  • The Beast: James Yates
  • Belle: Hannah Bates
  • Gaston: Grady Rawlinson
  • Mrs. Potts: Joely Emms
  • Lumiere: Lewis Andrews
  • Cogsworth: Richie Withers
  • Chip: Adam Palmer
  • LeFou: Thomas Blackburn
  • Maurice: Sam Appleton
  • Babette: Anna Jorbarteh
  • Wardrobe: Emma Campbell
  • D’Arque: Harry McLafferty
  • Bookseler: Joseph Houldsworth
  • Narrator: Michael Boe

Silly Girls:

Elyssia Cockshot, Teri Murkin, Bryony Whittaker

Other parts played by members of the Ensemble:

Alice Smith, Matthew McGivern, Larissa Cudworth, Celine Mattibag, Katie Benz, Becky Williams, Lloyd Mitchell, Brandon Gutierrez, Joe McLafferty, Reece Atkinson, Jamie Ford, Grace Gili-Ross, Imogen Morris, Hollie Roabuck, Amy Campbell, Ben David, Abby Smart, Sally Robson, Shannah Owen, Brendan Ashmore, Amy Windross, Lauren Crozier, Chloe Mallinson, Charlotte Blackburn, Lucy Eastaff, Erin James, Eve Williams, Iona Flegg, Stephanie Ball, Ella Townsend, Princess Baluyut, Kelsey Horridge, Amelia Abbott.

The Production Team:

  • Directed By: Lynda Clarkson
  • Choreographer: Pat Sumner
  • Musical Director: Sean Ashmore
  • Vocal Coach: Michael Boe
  • Set Adapted by: Phil Sykes
  • Lighting Design by: Phil Sykes


The transition of Beauty and the Beast from film to the stage is challenging to say the least but this company has succeeded completely.

We were treated to a colourful, well directed and choreographed opening with an abundance of enthusiasm and movement, indeed I was gripped and moved by the whole production.The commitment of everyone on stage was there for all to see. The contrast between the caricature role of Gaston and the sensitive portrayal of The Beast was excellent. Hannah Bates as Belle had not only a beautiful voice, she was completely in character at all times, holding all the various scenes together and the light and shade made this performance a tour de force.

Among the many highlights, I must comment on the delivery of the lines both dialogue and songs. The diction and delivery from all was excellent, something sadly missing in many productions. Michael Boe, vocal coach, has done a brilliant job, bringing the best out of all involved.

The Orchestra under the baton of Sean Ashmore, was a perfect foil for the artists on stage,never intrusive always supportive.

Lynne Millar and her team must be congratulated for their skill with the prosthesis for The Beast and other characters, so important with this particular show.

The enchanted characters in the castle scenes were delightful. I have never heard a teapot sing so beautifully!!

Lynda Clarkson, director, has given us a night to remember. The pace never flagged and I was disappointed when the show came to an end. The set, costumes, sound and effects all contributed to what is yet another great success for this very talented company.

The future of Theatre is in safe hands when people give their time and energy in moulding these young men and women for a possible career in The Profession.

Eddie Regan

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