Friday, 21 March 2008


The touring production of Beauty and the Beast is being performed in Darlington this week, so Little Girl and I treated ourselves to a night at the theatre yesterday evening to see it. The title alone could of course, be misconstrued as a nasty divorce case. As everyone will know, the storyline concentrates on not judging by appearances and there being good things inside ugly packages. Mind I couldn’t help wondering if it really did all end happily. Arrogant, selfish Prince, becomes angry selfish Beast, becomes good-looking inevitably still selfish Prince.

“And they both lived happily ever after” is maybe the biggest fairy story of all!

1 comment:

Bentonbag said...

When I was a little girl I was hugely upset by the ending of Beauty and the Beast because I felt that if I'd fallen in love with the Beast I wouldn't want some handsome bastard to appear in his stead. As as adult I think if the whole point of the story is 'it's the contents not the packaging that matters' - why turn him back?
Maybe this says more about me than the story. It would certainly explain my choice of partners!