We didn’t realise how much we wanted to watch the live-action remake of Beauty And The Beast with a live orchestra until today, when the Royal Albert Hall announced they are going to make it happen.
The film, which stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast, is the latest Disney feature to get the ‘Films in Concert’ treatment at the Royal Albert Hall after Frozen Sing-Along and Ratatouille in Concert, and Disney Fantasia: Live in Concert, which is coming up this October.
The screening of Beauty And The Beast will be accompanied by the Philharmonia Orchestra, which will be playing the songs and the entire score live on stage.
“The Films in Concert series has become a genuine phenomenon: a chance for audiences to experience a movie in a whole new way,” said Lucy Noble, Artistic Director at the Royal Albert Hall.
“Beauty and the Beast is an instant classic with everything we look for when staging these events: an enthusiastic following, a great story on a large scale, and a simply unforgettable score. We’re so honoured to host the European premiere of the film as a live concert experience, bringing Alan Menken’s remarkable music to centre stage, where it truly belongs.”
If you’re already sold on making your film dreams come true, tickets go on sale on Friday 23 June at 10am, £30-60, from www.royalalberthall.com. The event itself is set for Saturday 9 December, with a showing at 2pm and another at 6:30pm.
Beauty and the Beast is directed by Bill Condon, with songs from composer Alan Menken and lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. It stars Luke Evans as Gaston, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Josh Gad as LeFou, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth and Emma Thompson as Mrs Potts alongside Watson and Evans.
Tickets for Beauty And The Beast in Concert go on sale on Friday 23 June at 10am, £30-60, from www.royalalberthall.com.