Disney’s Beauty and the Beast the musical arrives in Birmingham.

Tour bosses promise that the completely redesigned show will be “performed on stage like never before, with all the charm and elegance audiences expect from Beauty and Her Beast.”

Always popular with families, one of the highlights of the new show is said to be an “exuberant tap dance” in the famous song Be Our Guest, created especially for Gavin Lee, who plays Lumière and is recognized as one of the great tapers. on either side of the Atlantic.

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Coming to Birmingham Racecourse in Spring 2022, Courtney Stapleton and Emmanuel Kojo will play the iconic lead roles. Courtney’s credits include Les Misérables and Bat Out of Hell, and Emmanuel is best known for appearing in Show Boat and Oklahoma.

X Factor winner Sam Bailey will play Ms. Potts while Gaston will be played by Tom Senior (The Pirates of Penzance).

Disney made its Beauty and the Beast debut on Broadway about 26 years ago. Members of the original creative team have come together for this new production that features all of the classical music and lyrics from Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice.

The performances will begin at the Hippodrome from Thursday March 3, 2022 and will continue until Saturday March 26.

How to get tickets

Tickets are expected to be released later this week, with Friends and Patrons of Birmingham Racecourse the first to be able to book on Friday 8 October from 11am. You can become a friend before this date to guarantee your ticket.

Then, group tickets of 10 or more will go on sale Monday, October 11 at 11 a.m.

General tickets will be available from Tuesday, October 12 at 11 a.m. Book yours here

You can sign up to be among the first to access tickets and find all tour dates and information here

The new production is directed and choreographed by Olivier Award nominated Matt West and features new dance arrangements while retaining the Oscar winning, Tony® nominated sheet music that brought classics such as Beauty and the Beast, as well as Change. in Me, which was added to the music production in 1998.

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