Disney Theatrical has announced that their musical Beauty and the Beast is to tour the UK and Ireland in 2021. The Beauty and the Beast UK Tour 2021 will start in Leicester.
Disney Theatrical has announced that a new stage production of Beauty and the Beast is set to take to the stage in the UK from May 2021. Whilst there had been rumours of the musical being revived on Broadway, the announcement of the Beauty and the Beast UK Tour indicates a change of plans.
Based on the award-winning Disney animated feature of the same name, Beauty and the Beast follows the story of a young prince, imprisoned in the form of a Beast, who can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast opened on Broadway in 1994 before having its UK premiere at London’s Dominion Theatre in 1997 winning the 1998 Olivier Award for Best Musical. UK Productions then toured the musical from 2001.
Beauty and the Beast features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and a book by Linda Wolverton.
The new tour will commence at Curve Leicester for a reported five-week run.
Disney theatrical commented: “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will begin a UK and Ireland tour at Leicester Curve in May 2021. The production will bring together the original creative team from the Broadway production. Further information and all tour dates will be announced in the autumn.”
The full Disney’s Beauty and the Beast tour schedule will be announced soon.