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Amaka Okafor in the Unicorn Theatre’s 2010 production of Beauty and the Beast.

Beauty and the Beast (Porter)

LePrince de Beaumont, author
Phil Porter, playwright


47 pgs. 11 female, 4 male (doubling is possible)

Originally produced by Unicorn Theatre, UK, in 2010

Run Time: 100 minutes

Audience Recommendation: 6+


When Bob Brizzlewink loses his job as a merchant, the family is forced to move to the country and survive by growing vegetables. Bob’s daughter, Belle, constantly squabbles with her sister and struggles to rein in her fierce temper. In fact her only friends seem to be the runks – small rodent beasties that love to munch on the juicy cabbages.

But when Bob finds himself magically transported to a mysterious castle, and threatened by the terrifying Beast, he’s forced to trade his green-fingered daughter for his life. Will Belle’s temper get her into hot water, or will she and the savage Beast be able to tame one another? A brand new version of the classic story, containing magic, music, and moments to haunt and delight you in equal measure.

“An original, imaginative, quirky take on an old favourite.”
  -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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