See it if Original take on the original (not Disney) folk tale. Loved the beast, evil sisters, original songs, jokes, interaction w kids in audience.
Don't see it if Everything has to be spelled out clearly for the kids, so don't expect subtlety. Noisy audience. Minimal staging.
See it if you appreciate a very witty and entertaining take on a well known story. Excellent acting and wonderful script. Extremely funny.
Don't see it if you do not like comedy.
"The show's dialogue is well-written, hysterical at times and touching at others...Martin Bonger as the beast was superb and the two sisters stole the show with their chemistry and stage presence. Sara Lessore as Isabella was a perfect modern version of 'Beauty.' I loved that all performers were able to play a variety of instruments, as well as sing and act...I wish more kids' shows would have this type of music!"
"Alex Byrne’s production, staged transversely, offers up just enough detail to ignite the audience’s imagination...As the performers (Martin Bonger, Carly Davis, TJ Holmes, Sara Lessore and Amalia Vitale) skilfully interleave narration, Gallic-infused song and witty audience interaction, they strike a delicate tonal balance between the traditional and the everyday, the fearsome and the fun. It’s a healthy, happy mix, which keeps kids engaged and adults entertained."