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Beauty and the Beast (Kenny)

LePrince de Beaumont, author
Mike Kenny, playwright


50 pgs. 2 female, 2 male

Originally produced by Oxford Touring Theatre (UK) in 2005

Run Time: 90 minutes

Audience Recommendation: All Ages


This is a refreshing, funny new twist on a classic tale. Beauty is a spoiled girl who has never had to work. To teach her a lesson, her fairy Godmother creates a series of challenges for Beauty that ultimately traps her in the estate of the Beast. It is when Beast releases Beauty that she realizes she loves him, and returns to Beast’s castle just in time to save him from death. The story that we came to tell of the ugliness that beauty hides where only love can break the spell and show the person that’s inside.

“Mike Kenny’s script takes both Beauty and her Beast on a voyage of self-realization. As ever with Kenny, there is nothing twee. He makes his audience think and feel and chuckle.” – The Stage, UK

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $75 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

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