18 – 23 Aug | 15.30
25 – 30 Aug | 17.00
60 mins | 14+
£10 (£8 conc)
A funny, moving and subversive look at male group dynamics, Beauty Of The Beast peels back and uncovers the many faces of man – strength, camaraderie, vulnerability and hostility; and what happens when affiliation becomes identity. With an exciting mix of collaborators, these exceptional performers showcase the company’s unique physical style, combining dance, theatre and original music to hold a mirror to our times.
Beauty Of The Beast is a dynamic new full-length work, for an all-male cast, choreographed by co-artistic director Anthony Missen for Company Chameleon.
Commissioned by The Lowry, DanceXchange and Live at LICA.
[A] funny and frightening study of the group psychology of men… Lee Clayden is outstanding, even within this excellent cast… Ferocious dance theatre. ★★★★ The Guardian, 2015
Anthony Missen steers this blend of theatre and dance with assurance. Londondance.com, 2014
The athleticism and gymnastic ability on display is exhilarating. What’s On Stage, 2015
Violent yet beautiful in equal measure, Beauty Of The Beast will make you laugh, make you cry, and drag you through every stage in-between, without warning. Dance Manchester, 2014
If ever there is a show to attract more young men into dance, this is it. What’s On Stage, 2014
★★★★ The List
★★★★★ Cloud Dance Festival
'riddled with delights' Total Theatre