Beauty and the Beast

Norwich Puppet Theatre – Christmas show - 2014

A fresh look at the classic fairytale of Beauty and the Beast set in the iconic 1920’s and 30’s Hollywood movie era. Combining traditional rod marionettes with actors, micro cinema and an original musical score by composer Hannah Marshall, this fun packed caper was performed at Norwich Puppet Theatre as their alternative Christmas show 2014.

This was a really fun project to work on. Six weeks building in the Norwich Puppet theatre workshop followed by three weeks rehearsing with the four actors trying to utilise every part of the stage and upper structure.
A smaller adapted version is still toured by Norwich Puppet Theatre.


Design and Directing 



"The characters are witty and snarky, adding a new buzz to the traditional tale."


a very fun R&D week including flying a cardboard plane in the beautiful cavernous Norwich Puppet Theatre

Adapted by

Tilly Lunken and Steve Tiplady

Design and Director

Gavin Glover

Puppet makers

Jan Zalud and Gretchen Maynard-Hahn


Mark Mander


Hannah Marshall

Produced by

Joy Haynes

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