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‘A masterpiece of gothic ballet’ ‒ Beauty and the Beast review

Ambitious yet triumphant, the Birmingham Royal Ballet Company presents a dark, mystical retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Filled with enchanting moments, here is everything required for the perfect fairytale ballet.  Immediately, designer Philip Prowse stuns us with the opening scene: Belle amongst a library of books, reading as the story of the curse comes […]

Film Reviews

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast: an animated Disney classic remade and modified to tell perhaps a more developed version of a tale as old as time. The Belle (Emma Watson) we see here is a more fully explored individual, questioning her small-town life and the small-town attitudes that surround her. She is a maverick in her […]