BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

 

Performance dates:
29th & 30th September at 7pm
1st October at 2pm & 7pm
2nd October at 2pm
 
Venue:
Hellenic Art Theatre, 36/142 Addison Road (Addison Road Community Centre), Marrickville
 
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Adapted by Warren Graves
Directed by Anthony Brown
 
While closely following the traditional fable so beloved by all, this imaginative adaptation cleverly compresses the salient points of the story to make them more theatrically effective and easily staged.
 
The main line of the action deals with the merchant Blotti who wanders into the castle of the Beast. Having lost his fortune, he is reluctant to return home to his hopeful daughters—until the Beast promises him riches if he will send his youngest (and purest) daughter, Beauty, to the castle. There are scenes of humor and daring as Beauty's haughty sisters argue over who will take them to the ball, and the valiant Manello challenges the Beast to a sword fight. But, above all, there is the magic of Beauty's innocence and goodness that sees beyond the ugliness of the Beast to the handsome young prince whom the purity of her love will restore to his rightful form.
 
CAST
BEAUTY --- HAYLEY CASCUN-VALENCIC
BEAST --- MARK DILLER
BLOTTI --- PHIL BARLING
JONQUIL --- BRITT DELL
ROUGI --- HAYLEY RAMSEY
MANELLO --- JEFFREY BROCKTOFF
FOUR LONGSWORDS
 --- ASHLEIGH POWELL
 --- HAYLEY RAMSAY
 --- JOSIAH VAN STOLK
 --- PATRICK FABRI
 
CREATIVES
Director / Sound Design / Operation --- Anthony Brown
Publicity / Set Design --- Anthony Brown
Choreography --- Holly-Leigh Prophet
Costume Design & Coordination --- Leone Sharp
Stage Manager / Prompt --- Ashleigh Powell
Stage Manager Assistants --- Hayley Ramsay, Josiah Van Stolk & Patrick Fabri
Lighting Design --- Michael Sterbal
Make Up & Hair Design --- Sarah Jennifer Mason
Props --- Amy Jones
Lighting Operation --- Zachary Edmunds
Flyer / Poster Designer. --- Joanne King
Production Assistant --- Laura Ball
Photography --- Denise Stopford
Program Design --- Luke Tuite