Beauty and the Beast – Elgiva Theatre Chesham

A long, long time ago, in the heart of France, stood a beautiful castle. In it lived the Countess and her handsome but vain and somewhat simple son. All the local girls would hang around him in the hope that he would choose one of them to be his bride, and thus become the next Countess.

But the young Count only had eyes for Beauty, the daughter of a local businessman, who unfortunately didn’t return his affection.

It happened that the businessman had to go on a journey across the mountains, and it was agreed that Beauty would stay in the castle while he was away so that he would know she was safe. Obviously the Count saw this as a wonderful opportunity to try and win the affection of Beauty, but, alas, it was not to be…………