Beauty and the Beast


Wed 3 - Sat 6 May
Ayr Gaiety Theatre

Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version of Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is brought to you by the students of University of the West of Scotland. Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic with all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. Be transported to the heart of provincial life in a lovely French town,  Maurice becomes lost in the woods on the way to the fair, he seeks shelter in an old castle, but the master of the castle is a horrible beast that takes him captive. Maurice’s daughter, Belle, must then give up her freedom to save his life. Belle’s taming of the unfortunate Beast and his ultimate transformation back into a handsome Prince enthralled Broadway audiences for over 13 years.

Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
Produced by Stephen Langston. Directed by Jane Robertson. Music by Alan Menken