From New International Encounter (NIE), Cambridge Junction and Tobacco Factory Theatres
Cambridge, England and Asker, Norway, and Bristol, England
Brimming with surprises and broad comic delights, this rowdy and rustic re-telling of the familiar French fable features a feisty heroine, a preposterous pair of loudmouthed, spoiled sisters and an enchanted prince with some monstrously bad pick-up lines. An ensemble of six actor-musicians weaves spellbinding narration, clever dialogue, and a Jazz Age score into a ferociously fun show about love, family and the notion that beauty—and beastliness—are only skin-deep.
"Wonderfully theatrical, and entirely irresistible"The Times, London
"New International Encounter's talented ensemble of actor‑musicians conjure a sophisticated story with a quirky comic edge."The Guardian
"A pure, inspiring, music-filled and family-friendly bout of fairytale-telling" The Stage