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Beauty And The Beast

A Grand comic, Romantic, Operatic, Melo-dramatic Fairy Extravaganze by J. R. Planché (1841)

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Players' Theatre
First performance: Tuesday 13th December 1983.
Adaptation: Archie Harradine and Denis Martin. Additional Lyrics: Maurice Browning.
Designer and Director: Reginald Woolley. Music Arranged by: Peter Greenwell and Geoffrey Brawn.
Musical Numbers Staged by: Doreen Hermitage. Costumes Designers: Reginald Hanson and Victoria Norrington.

CharacterPlayed By
A ZephyrJosephine Gordon
Cabbage Rose (Fairy)Judith Hibbert
Rambling Rose (Fairy)Wendy Jones
Damask Rose (Fairy)Janet Dale
Briar Rose (Fairy)Michelle Arthur
Fairy Queen of the RosesGeraldine Arthur
Marrygolda (Beauty's Sister)Julia Sutton
Dressalinda (Beauty's Sister)Jenny Wren
Sir Aldgate Pump (Beauty's Father, an ex-Lord Mayor of London)John Rutland
John Quill (his ex-Clerk, and present humble servant)Graham Richards
BeautyAlexandra Sebastian
The Beast (alias Prince Azor)Robert Cavendish
Achmet (a Beastly Familiar)Maureen Brathwaite
DriverHoward Stapleton
At the PianoforteAndrew Faulkner or Geoffrey Brawn

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