Fat Rascal Theatre Company has created magic in its gender-swapped, musical parody of Beauty and the Beast.
No opportunity to parody Disney’s Beauty & The Beast is passed up, from the wealth of French influences (the Camembert Art Fair; the under-rated star of the show – Bicyclette!) to James Ringer-Beck’s score which combines original numbers with deliciously close-to-the-bone rewrites of some familiar tunes.
“If you’d like to come in for some tea and a chatI’ve got a double-ended one and you can sit on that”… Who needs Olivier when you can have Eddie?! The latter may be a slightly lesser known award than the illustrious former, but it is arguably a more important one for upcoming talent.