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Beauty and the Beast
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Beauty and the Beast

Lucy Kirkwood and Katie Mitchell
 
To repay her father’s debt a young girl agrees to live in the castle of a hideous beast only to discover that true love can be found in the most unlikely of places, buried deeper than your heart.

A wild and lively production, filled with magic and wonder, music and dance. The National Theatre’s Christmas treat for the family is guaranteed to be as enchanting and beautiful as its title suggests. Following on from the smash hit The Cat in the Hat, also directed by Katie Mitchell, this may be a very different type of story but it’s one that is sure to be every bit as successful and every bit as thrilling.



Cast : 3M, 3F (doubling required)
Nick Hern Books UK | 978-1-84842-157-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Beauty and the Beast (RSC edition)
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Beauty and the Beast (RSC edition)

Laurence Boswell
 

A magical re-telling of the story of Beauty and the Beast, first performed in this version by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

In Beauty and the Beast we encounter two worlds: the domestic world of Beauty's family in mid-eighteenth-century France, safe and familiar. And another world, first stumbled upon by her merchant father: a place of great riches and disturbing nightmares, dominated by the fearsome and tragic Beast.

Uniting the two is Beauty's humility and sense of duty, which slowly matures into transforming love...

An earlier version of this play, written for the Young Vic, is also available here.

Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-85459-769-4 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB
Beauty and the Beast (Young Vic version)
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Beauty and the Beast (Young Vic version)

Laurence Boswell
 
This enchanting play can be performed straight or with music by Mick Sands, drawn from traditional French folk melodies. The score is available separately from Nick Hern Books.

Please note: this edition is the original version first performed at the Young Vic in 1996. The play was substantially revised by Laurence Boswell in a version first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2003, available here.

Review
'Hard to imagine a more hauntingly beautiful children's show.' -  Daily Telegraph





Cast : 4M, 4F, doubling
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-307-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Grace, Beauty and Banjos
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Grace, Beauty and Banjos

Peculiar Lives and Strange Times of Music Hall and Variety Artistes

Michael Kilgarriff
 

What was the vulgar dressing-room practice of Jack Haig, nutty but nice, that so dismayed his fellow artists? How did the mysterious Werth, banana skin and stone manipulator, display his art? What anatomical peculiarity was enjoyed, although never displayed, by Stanelli and his Hornchestra? Find out the answers to these and other fascinating conundrums in this saucy backstage look at music hall, variety and vaudeville, illustrated with the posters and photographs of the time.



Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-116-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
No Worries: Three plays for children
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No Worries: Three plays for children

Beauty and the Beast / No Worries / The Small Poppies

David Holman
 
Three vibrant and varied plays for children. 

No Worries 
About a family forced to the city by drought. The story of displaced children coming to terms with a new life has moved audiences of many cultural backgrounds in Australia, the United States and Britain.

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The Small Poppies 
A touching story about that traumatic experience we can all relate to - the first day of school.

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Beauty and the Beast 
The classic fairytale placed in an Australian context—an outsider is brought back into the fold.

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Cast : Beauty and the Beast - 4M, 3F (doubling possible) / No Worries / The Small Poppies
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-181-2 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB