Dancing couple in stage show
Thursday 13 March 2014 08:00 pm to Sunday 30 March 2014 11:59 pm
Abrons Arts Center, New York

Image: copyright Sheila Burnett

Direct from its critically acclaimed run at London’s Young Vic Theatre, Beauty and the Beast is the wonderful and weird true love story of a natural born freak and an American beauty queen.

Mat Fraser, the consistently inventive, provocative and entertaining British disabled actor/writer and Julie Atlas Muz, New York Downtown Legend/Miss Coney Island, bring you an adult fairy tale like no other. Created with Phelim McDermott (Satyagraha, Shockheaded Peter), Beauty and the Beast explores the naked truths and half-truths told in the name of love. 

“Beautiful, beastly brilliance.”  The Telegraph (London)

“Dangerous, playful ... eliciting screams of scandalised laughter.”  The Times (London)

Beauty and the Beast at Abrons is supported by the British Council, and presented in conjunction with ONEOFUS Productions and Improbable Theatre.



March 29, 2014    

Admission: Free

In conjunction with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (presented by ONEOFUS in co-production with Improbable), this free, day-long event looks at some of the radical approaches to representations of disability being taken by contemporary performance artists, particularly in the UK.

With performances by Noemi Lakmaier and Martin O’Brien, provocations and debates on the cultural impact of disabled artists, screenings of seminal films and performance documentation from recent decades, and a biblioteque of essential materials.

The NYC Edition has grown from Access All Areas, a critically acclaimed public event and publication produced by the Live Art Development Agency in the UK in 2011-12.

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