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Review: Beauty and the Beast at The Exchange 1856

Buckle up as Luxe heads to The Exchange 1856 to see the wonderful production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

There’s nothing better than an evening of good theatre and Beauty and the Beast at The Exchange 1856 in North Shields was simply unforgettable. The cast delivered phenomenal performances, with special mentions to Amelia Cavagan, who shone brightly in the role of Belle, and Danny Emmerson Ducasse, who delivered a captivating performance as Beast.

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Review: Beauty and the Beast – The Cast

Astravaganza returning favourite Deborah Taylor-Smith touched our hearts as Mrs Potts, delivering the beloved title song to perfection, and was accompanied by the ever-endearing Chip, portrayed skilfully by Leo Humpherys.

Lewis Wilkinson truly captured Gaston’s characteristic arrogance, delivering a performance that was both engaging and entertaining.

A special mention is due for the producer Liam Glendinning and Director David Ducasse. Their combined efforts led to a show that wowed the audience, a clear testament to their understanding of their audience’s expectations.

Review: Beauty and the Beast – Our Highlights

The ‘Be Our Guest’ number was particularly memorable, drawing everyone in the audience into a delightful sing-along. The children in the audience were visibly excited, and the ensemble’s performance added depth and richness to the show.

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The audience, us included, was not just captivated but also emotionally moved from the opening scene to the final curtain. This was evident by the extended standing ovation after the show.

A full house attended the opening night, and it certainly didn’t disappoint, leaving everyone eagerly anticipating the next performance.

The Perfect Half-term Treat

The show is, simply, a must-see. It’s the perfect half-term treat! Showtimes are nightly at 7:30 p.m. from Tuesday, 28 May, through Saturday, 1 June. With additional matinee performances on Saturday, 1 June, and Sunday, 2 June, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets start at £16 and are available online here.