A new UK & Ireland tour of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has been announced.

The tour will start from May 2021, beginning with a 5-week run at the Curve Leicester.

Producers Disney Theatrical has confirmed the original Broadway creative team is set to return, bringing new designs and choreography to the tale as old as time.

Beauty and the Beast is a musical with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton. Adapted from Walt Disney Pictures’ Academy Award-winning 1991 animated musical film of the same name.

Further dates and casting to be announced.