Beauty and the Beast - King's Head Theatre

Wednesday 3 October 2018

London Fringe - Musicals - Shows

After a critically acclaimed 2017 run, Fat Rascal Theatre return to the King's Head with their Offie nominated, gender-swapped musical parody of Disney's Beauty and the Beast.
Cast of Beauty and the Beast at the King's Head Theatre

Photo by Nick Rutter

Fat Rascal Theatre are returning to the King's Head Theatre with their Offie nominated, gender-swapped musical parody of Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

The show will run from October 31 to November 17 at the King's Head, after a short opening run at the Mumford Theatre in Cambridge (27th and 28th of October) and before heading off on tour to the Old Joint Stock in Birmingham, The Civic in Stourport and Theatre Delicatessen in Sheffield (more dates are to be announced).

The full cast from last year's run will be returning.

The show features a handsome young bookworm and a hideous, fur-covered beast, and explores whether fairy tales really can come true - even when the princess doesn't quite fit the slipper!

ActDrop reviewed the show last year at the King's Head ...

"Parodies the original with self-assured, comedic sangfroid thanks to a deftly-written script and jauntily energetic and agreeably entertaining performances."

You can read the full, 4 star review here.

About the company

Winners of the Otherplace/Balkan Award, the Eddies Award, the VAULT festival 'Festival Spirit' Award and nominated for an Off West End Award, Fat Rascal Theatre has quickly become a home for new musical theatre, having written and produced 5 new musicals since its inception in 2016.

It is a company run by women, discussing social and political issues through an accessible and appealing format to engage a wider audience.

They believe that theatre should aim to inspire, educate or liberate and should be available to everybody.


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.

A fairy tale 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.


Jamie Mawson - Beau

Robyn Grant - Beast

Aaron Dart - Ensemble

Allie Munro - Ensemble

Katie Wells - Ensemble


Author: Robyn Grant and Daniel Elliot
Composer: James Ringer-Beck
Lyricist: Robyn Grant and Daniel Elliot
Director: Devised by the company
Production: Laura Elmes Productions in association with Fat Rascal Theatre


King's Head Theatre
115 Upper Street
N1 1QN


From: Wednesday 31 October 2018

Closed: Saturday 17 November 2018


Standard: £19.50 (standard); £10 (economy)

Concessions: £18, £15


Show website
ActDrop full listing for Beauty and the Beast

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