Dilworth and Diocesan schools present Beauty and the Beast – May 2019

May 2, 2019

Senior school students from Dilworth and neighbouring Diocesan School for Girls are gearing up for their annual school production, which this year is the timeless musical classic Beauty and the Beast. 

Twenty-five Dilworth students are in the cast, including Josiah Va’a as the Beast and Etuate Lutui as Gaston.

The show promises to enchant audiences across four nights of performances in the Raye Freedman Arts Centre, from Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 May.

Set in 17thcentury France, this quintessential fairy tale is inspired by the original story by Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve and the shortened tale of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont. It features all the well-loved characters and music you will recognise. 

There are 42 cast members, 15 orchestra members and a 60-strong backstage crew, led by a new director for this year, Margaret-Mary Hollins. A professional production crew is providing valuable opportunities for the students to shadow and learn about all aspects of dramatic production and musical theatre.

Show information

When: Tuesday 7 May to Friday 10 May 2019, from 7pm

Where: Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom Girls Grammar School, Silver Road, Epsom

Ticketshttps://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2019/may/beauty-and-the-beast

Adults - $30

Concession (Seniors 65+, Students and Children) - $20

Dilworth students can sign up to attend the show at a special discounted price of $10. Visit the Music Office by Monday 6 May to register to attend and bring your $10.

Please note there are no door sales.

Pictured below, from left to right are: Deacon King as Cogsworth, Kellen Dudley-Rode as D’Arque, Jean-Luc Ellis as Lumiere and Luca Tautari as Maurice.

Beauty and the Beast cast members from Dilworth