Beauty & The Beast

About Production

In January 2014, a special limited season of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast was staged at Melbourne’s Zoo lead by David Harris as the Beast and Patrice Topoki (Wicked, Les Miserables) as Belle.

The cast also included Frank Garfield (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Nancye Hayes OAM as Mrs Potts, Rob Mills (Wicked, Grease) as Gaston, Anne Wood (Mamma Mia), Glenn Hill (Legally Blonde) as Lumiere and John Wood (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Blue Heelers) as Cogsworth.

This outdoor event helped raise funds for the Melbourne Zoo Predator Learning Centre and the ANZ Trustees Foundation: Rob Guest Endowment. It was directed by Grace Barnes, with musical direction by Luke Hunter and choreography by So You Think You Can Dance choreographer, Jason Colemen.