Miracle Theatre Company returns this winter with a wacky and vibrant mix of live music, comedy and space-age mayhem in its new show, ‘Beauty and the Beast from Mars’.
Blending nostalgia with up-to-the-minute technical wizardry, including real time video animation and live projected backdrops, ‘Beauty and the Beast from Mars' is a witty and original take on the classic fairy tale. The ‘Beauty' of the title is poptastic singing icon Bobby Beauty, who finds himself hotly pursued by the Beast, evil queen of Mars. Can Bobby stop the Beast and her evil plan to destroy Planet Earth?
Director Bill Scott says: "If you've ever sniggered at the wobbly scenery of an early Dr Who adventure or groaned at a ‘Carry On' gag; if you enjoy sci-fi movies like ‘Barbarella' or are a fan of British singing sensations Billy Fury and Marty Wilde, then this affectionate send-up of 1960s pop culture will be right up your street. It's all here: groovy space vixens, well-worn jokes, foot-tapping popular songs and dazzling 2D effects!"
With a far-out plot and an array of over-the-top characters, lovers of traditional pantomime will find plenty to enjoy. There's a handsome but soppy hero, a feisty heroine, a beautiful villain and an unconventional pantomime dame, Major Bunty, spearhead of Britain's endearingly hopeless space programme. And, with live music from Bobby Beauty and his band, the whole family will be rocking along to original Sixties-inspired tunes!
The ‘Beauty and the Beast from Mars' national tour begins on 24 November 2010 and runs until February 2011. For tour details and booking information, visit the website on www.miracletheatre.co.uk
National tour starts on 24 Nov 2010 and runs until 26 Feb 2011.
Thur 6 Jan at 7.30pm,
Callington Town Hall, Callington, PL17 7BD,
Tickets: 07870 818645
Fri 7 Jan at 7.30pm,
Mullion School, Nr Helston, TR12 7EB,
Tickets: 01326 240098
Sat 8 Jan at 2.30pm & 7.30pm,
Lostwithiel Community Centre, Lostwithiel, PL22 OHE
Tickets: 01208 872207
Wed 12 Jan at 7.30pm,
Bodmin Community College, Bodmin, PL31 1DD
Tickets: 01208 72114
Thur 13 Jan at 7.30pm,
The Keay, St Austell, PL25 4DJ,
Tickets: 01726 226777
Fri 14 Jan at 7.30pm,
Dobwalls Memorial Hall, Nr Liskeard, PL14 6LS,
Tickets: 01579 320993
Sat 15 Jan at 7.30pm,
Harrowbarrow Village Hall, Nr Callington, PL17 8BQ,
Tickets: 01579 350138
Sun 16 Jan at 7pm,
Veryan Parish Hall, The Roseland, TR2 5QA,
Tickets: 01872 501582
Wed 19 & Thur 20 Jan at 7.30pm,
Tolmen Centre, Constantine, TR11 5AA,
Tickets: 01326 341353
Fri 21 Jan at 7.30pm,
Corfe Castle Village Hall, Dorset, BH20 5EE,
Tickets: 01929 480483
Sun 23 Jan at 7.30pm,
Halstock Village Hall, Dorset, BA22 9SG,
Tickets: 01935 83347
Wed 26 Jan at 7.30pm,
Wadebridge Town Hall, Wadebridge, PL27 7AQ.
Tickets: 01208 814980
Thurs 27 Jan at 7.30pm,
St Ives Theatre, St Ives, TR26 1QG,
Tickets: 01736 797007
Fri 28 Jan at 7.30pm,
Launceston Town Hall, Launceston, PL15 7AR,
Tickets: 01566 772551
Wed 2 Feb at 7.30pm,
Parkhouse Centre, Bude, EX23 8LD,
Tickets: 01288 357300
Thurs 3 Feb at 7.30pm,
Perranporth Memorial Hall, Nr Truro, TR6 0DP,
Tickets: 01872 572121 & 01872 262466
Sat 5 Feb at 7.30pm,
Merlin Theatre, Frome, BA11 2HG.
Sun 6 Feb at 7.30pm,
Chagford Jubilee Hall, Devon, TQ13 8BW.
Tickets: 01647 433454
Thurs 10 Feb, 7pm,
Tamarside College (MAP), Plymouth PL5 2AF.
Tickets: 07896 530737
Wed 23 , Thurs 24, Fri 25, Sat 26 Feb at 7.30pm, also mat on Sat 26 Feb at 2.30pm
Exeter Northcott Theatre, EX4 4QB.
Tickets: 01392 493493
Tickets: 01326 211222 or 01872 262466