The Tale of Beauty and the Tail of the Beast


04 December 2022

07 January 2023
The North Wall Arts Centre
South Parade

04 December 2022 to 07 January 2023

South Parade
Oxford, OX2 7JN
01865 319 450
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The Tale of Beauty and the Tail of the Beast
The Tale of Beauty and the Tail of the Beast

The Tale of Beauty and the Tail of the Beast

Presented by Creation Theatre

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.”

Creation Theatre is heading back to The North Wall for its 10th Christmas show, presenting 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.


£13.50 – £32.00 (concessions available)

Ticketing information

Standard tickets – From £13.50 to £32.00
Consessions – From £11.50 to £30.00
All orders will be subject to a fee of £2.50

Dates & times:
From 04 December 2022 to 07 January 2023, with a range of performances at 10.00am, 2.00pm, 6.00pm and 7.30pm.

Around two hours, including an interval.

Age guidance: 7+
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. While the organisers welcome younger children as part of a family trip, be aware that the show has not been designed with pre-school children in mind.