Beauty and the Beast onstage in Newbridge

Newbridge musical Society opened their latest production of “Beauty and the Beast” in Newbridge College Theatre last Sunday 8 April and will continue nightly until Saturday 14 April with performances at 8pm.

Newbridge musical Society opened their latest production of “Beauty and the Beast” in Newbridge College Theatre last Sunday 8 April and will continue nightly until Saturday 14 April with performances at 8pm.

Set in a small French town, the musical’s heroine, Belle, must give up her freedom to save her father from a disgruntled Beast. Audiences will watch as Belle finds a soft spot for the Beast, eventually teaching him to be good and transforming him into a handsome prince.

This show has been described as both musically and visually stunning and not to be missed.

The show is directed by Sharon McNamara, with Owen C. Lynch as musical director and Julianne McNamara as choreographer alongside a hard working local production team.

The cast is: Belle - Lucy Phibbs, Beast - Martin Hennessey, Mrs Potts - Gill O’Brien, Cogsworth - Padraig Munnelly, Lumiere - Philip Emmett, Wardrobe - Deirdre Carter, Babbette - Louise O’Reilly, Maurice - Mick Malone, Gaston - Mark Trundle and LeFou - Phil Jennings.

The show features classic tunes as “Tale as Old as Time”, “Be Our Guest”, “Gaston” and “Belle”. Tickets available at the Kiosk or by phoning Aine at 045 876234.