An Associate Artist Project in collaboration with ONEOFUS

Beauty and the Beast


What do you get when a freak, a former beauty queen & a maverick director tell the true story of Beauty and the Beast?

Mat Fraser, British disabled actor and writer, Julie Atlas Muz, American art star and a Miss Exotic World/Miss Coney Island, and Phelim McDermott, Artistic Director of Improbable, conspire to make an adult fairytale like no other. A magical sexual journey into real and fabled romance between beastly and beautiful characters, where roles are shared as love is declared. A multi-layered story that will re-kindle your lust for life, and make you think about who loves who, and why they do.

Beauty and the Beast was created as an Improbable Associate Artist Project, a programme where Improbable provide artistic, production and mentoring support for our Associate Artists and artistic collaborators. They stem organically from a genuine creative and administrative partnership with Improbable.

Beauty and the Beast was first presented at Arts Depot in October 2013. It toured the UK, culminating in a sold out run at the Young Vic, before transferring to Abrons Arts Center in New York in 2014 and the Adelaide Festival in 2015.

Directed by Phelim McDermott
Designed by Philip Eddols
Lighting by Colin Grenfell
Sound by Ed Clarke
Costumes by Kevin Pollard
Production Management by Mishi Bekesi
Assistant Directed by Caroline Williams
Photography by Sheila Burnett

Performed by Jonny Dixon, Mat Fraser, Jess Mabel Jones, Julie Atlas Muz






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