Beast of a show roars into action next month

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A group of talented young performers will offer everyone the chance to relive the romance and love of a classic production, Beauty and the Beast.

Grimsby's Blaze Youth Music Theatre will put top class drama and music at the top of the agenda and transport audiences away from UK politics and Euro football for four nights at the start of July.

The talented cast will be under the directorship of Jacqueline Wilson, owner of Blaze theatre, who has been working on the show all year. She is proud to have brought the brilliant young cast of performers to Louth for their 10th year in a row for the Summer Show time, having smashed out School of Rock last year.


She said: "This is a show I’ve longed to put on for ages and I am thrilled to be bringing this ‘Beast’ of a show to Louth.”

The musical is packed with classic songs and tells the fairy tale of the enchantress who casts a spell on the prince and his servants. But can the Beast learn to love and be loved before the last petal falls or can he be transformed back to his former self?

Gareth Bates will give his all in the show as he always does and will be supported by Harry Giles, as Gaston. Mr Giles is embarking on a career in theatre by going up to Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts this summer.

The role of Belle will be double cast with Isabel Hibbard and Lucy Curtis taking on the Beast. It is a vote-winning cast of young players from Blaze presenting Beauty and the Beast, which was originally directed by Robert Roth. It is from the book by Linda Woolverton and with a musical score from Alan Menken. The lyrics are by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice.

The show will be performed at Louth Playgoers Theatre from July 3 to 6 and tickets are available from the box office or online at or by calling 01507 600350.