Creation Theatre presents

The Tale of Beauty and the Tail of the Beast

In association with The North Wall By arrangement with Paul Boyd Music

“Tales of wonders, fairies and blunders, tales of flowers, castles and towers, tales of the beauty and the beast.”

We are thrilled to welcome back Creation Theatre to The North Wall stage this festive season with a joyfully anarchic adaptation of this Christmas classic for the whole family to enjoy together.

Introducing Monsieur Affable’s Performing Players as they present the original French fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast, as performed by a beleaguered eighteenth century acting troupe – one of whom has gone missing, another of whom has delusions of grandeur, and all of whom are reading from a script that is in entirely the wrong order.


"Creation has done it again, proving overwhelmingly why we are so lucky to have them, as the local theatre company sprinkles a little Christmas magic over Oxford. An absolute must for the festive season.”

Ox in a Box

"Catchy songs, mood-altering lighting effects and a wonderfully creative use of props and costumes...gorgeous."

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The Tale of Beauty and the Tail of the Beast


£13.50 - £32 (concessions available)

Extra information

Recommended for children aged 5+

Younger children may well enjoy the spectacle and will certainly love the songs and dancing, but the running time is around two hours including the interval. Younger children are welcomed as part of a family trip, but the show has not been designed with pre-school children in mind.

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