A gender-swapped beauty and the beast heads to The Kings Head this Christmas

26 Sep
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff
Gender-swapped Beauty & The Beast heads to the Kings Head...

"She’s grotesque. A possessive beast of a woman, to be sure. But look on the bright side, Beau: she's got a lovely personality. Somewhere. Under all the fur." This is BEAUTY & THE BEAST as you've never seen it before! The award-winning team behind BUZZ are back this Christmas with a gender-swapped reimagining of the classic fairytale which will premiere at the Kings Head in December...

A fairytale land, far, far away. A handsome young bookworm who always dreamt of more. A hideous beast, in her cursed castle… It’s a tale as old as time, as you’ve never heard it before. This Christmas, from the creators of the award-winning sell-out hit BUZZ, comes a big hairy dollop of festive fun. With a cast of five and an onstage musician, brace yourself for 90 minutes of boundless energy and musical madness as Fat Rascal Theatre explore whether fairytales really can come true - even when the princess doesn’t quite fit the slipper. Join us for our brand new, gender-swapped parody of Beauty and the Beast.

The show will run 11 December 2017 - 6 January 2018 with a press night on 13th December (tbc) at The Kings Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, London, N1 1QN
TIME: 21.15 Duration: 90 Mins

On Fat Rascal Theatre:

Fat Rascal Theatre strive to create fresh and funny feminist musical theatre. We are a company run by women with a core team of four female actresses, a female director and a female producer. We challenge the constraints of being a female within the industry, and discuss social and political issues through an accessible and appealing format to engage a wider audience.

We want to create theatre which people are going to want to see for fun, and we want them to leave having had a great time, but also feeling ready to take on the world. We believe that theatre should always aim to inspire, educate or liberate and should be available to everybody.

Tags: Off-West End