If you’re not familiar with the Sing-a-long-a musical franchise but you’re a big fan of Beauty and the Beast, you were in for a big treat when the show cameto the Regent Centre in February 2018. While enjoying Disney’s latest movie adaptation of the classic musical with Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor, Dan Stevens and Emma Thompson in the title roles, visitors (or rather ‘chorus members’) should be ready to join in with gusto when the all-familiar favourite songs start to play.
The lyrics are provided on the screen so you’ve no excuse not to sing along (a), aided by a handy bag of props for you to brandish at every opportune moment throughout the performance. Feel free to come along in costume – you might even bag a prize in the fancy dress competition – while the characters help you warm up with useful actions and hints for how to get thoroughly involved in this ‘tale as old as time’.
Sing-a-long-a productions always go down a storm, with the popular Sound of Music still filling theatres more than half a century after the film’s original release. So, whether you consider yourself a beautiful Belle, a dashing Gaston or brave, yet misunderstood Beast, ready yourself for almost three hours of total escapism as you become part of this timeless fairytale.