Beauty and The Beast The Musical (London) London Reviews and Tickets
Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Great singing
About the Show
Disney's heart-warming story about charming Belle and the cold-hearted Beast transfers to London.
The romantic love story about friendship and compassion is brought to life in Disney's new production.
An arrogant young prince is cursed to live forever as a beast unless he can learn to love and be loved in return. When he takes in the intelligent Belle as his prisoner, an unexpected bond blossoms between the pair. But can Belle help to break the curse? Or is the Beast forever doomed?
Featuring songs by legendary Disney composers Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice including 'Be Our Guest', 'Belle' and 'Beauty and the Beast'. This production is recommended for ages 6+.
"Genuinely, it is one of the most visually impressive shows I’ve ever seen: ... if you just want two and a half hours of general musical theatre stuff happening, spectacularly, and vaguely in alignment with an old Disney film, then fill your boots. Disney effectively owns this story now, at least as far as musicals go, and while there are many depressing things about that, it unquestionably looks like a dream."
"Spectacle wins out over storytelling in this extravagant, exuberantly played revival ... “The most enchanted musical of all time,” it calls itself. That’s pushing it. Yet although it’s too tame to stir the soul, it’s too well tooled to lose your attention."
"Understandably, this production softens the testosterone-marinated arrogance of spurned suitor Gaston … And Beast is less terrifying monster, more grumpy pussycat … All in all, it’s an extravagant, memorable update on a tale that’s as old as time, but as exhilarating as ever."
As you would expect with Disney, Beauty and the Beast brings us magic and wonderment at every turn. The staging is sensational, with large and complex set pieces floating and spinning in and out of view
"...it is difficult to envision many theatregoers not enjoying this show, though it may have a small handful of dramaturgical drawbacks, it delivers on so many fronts with powerhouse performances, dazzling magical effects and awe inspiring company numbers."
"Ultimately Beauty and the Beast hits all the marks you want from a heartwarming Disney show. You know what you’re signing up for, and the current updates and tweaks make Belle’s trailblazing story of sacrifice all the more relevant."