Friday, April 30

Full cast announcement for tour of Beauty and the Beast

A new UK & Ireland tour of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is due to start in August.

Courtney Stapleton (SIX, Les Miserables, Mamma Mia! and Bat Out Of Hell) and Emmanuel Kojo (Girl From the North Country West End) will play Princess Belle and the Prince/Beast with two-time Tony nominee Gavin Lee  (Mary Poppins, The Spongebob Musical) as Lumiere the candelabra. The original Mrs Potts, Dame Angela Lansbury,  is recording a new prologue to be played before each performance.

They will be joined by Tom Senior playing Gaston the villain, Sam Bailey as Mrs Potts, Nigel Richards as Cogsworth, Samantha Bingley (Wardrobe), Emma Caffrey (Babette), Louis Stockil (LeFou), Martin Ball (Maurice) and Joshua Smith/Theo Querico/Manasseh Mapira (Chip). 

 The ensemble includes Jennifer Louise Jones, Aimee Moore, Sam Murphy, Jake Bishop, Alyn Hawke, Jasmin Davis, Pamela Blair, George Hinson, Liam Buckland, Autumn Draper, Thomas Lee-Kidd, Grace Swaby, India Thornton and Nathan Louis-Fernand. Swings include David McIntosh, Emily Squibb, Ashley-Jordan Packer, Rhys West, Daisy Edwards and Bronte Lavine.

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