Courtney Stapleton (SIX, Dear Evan Hansen West End) and Emmanuel Kojo (Girl From the North Country West End) will lead the cast of the touring production of Beauty and the Beast, which will also feature two-time Tony nominee Gavin Lee (Mary Poppins, The Spongebob Musical) as Lumiere.
A new prologue will be recorded recorded by original Mrs. Potts, Angela Lansbury, to be played before each performance.
In the cast also are Tom Senior (Gaston), Samantha Bingley (Wardrobe), Emma Caffrey (Babette), Louis Stockil (LeFou), Martin Ball (Maurice), Nigel Richards (Cogsworth) and Joshua Smith/Theo Querico/Manasseh Mapira (Chip).
The ensemble includes Jennifer Louise Jones, Aimee Moore, Sam Murphy, Jake Bishop, Alyn Hawke, Jasmin Davis, Pamela Blair, George Hinson, Liam Buckland, Autumn Draper, Thomas Lee-Kidd, Grace Swaby, India Thornton and Nathan Louis-Fernand. Swings include David McIntosh, Emily Squibb, Ashley-Jordan Packer, Rhys West, Daisy Edwards and Bronte Lavine.
Spectacularly reimagined using the latest theatrical innovations, this beloved ‘tale as old as time’ will be brought to life on stage like never before, with all the charm and elegance audiences expect from Belle and her Beast.
The UK & Ireland tour of Beauty and the Beast was recently announced to now be opening at the Bristol Hippodrome, with performances from 25th August 2021.
Beauty and the Beast has 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.