Photo of Niall McNeil by Tim Matheson

THE CULTCH PRESENTS

Beauty and the Beast:
My Life

MAR 28–APR 06, 2025
HISTORIC THEATRE

An original performance that is sure to delight audiences of all ages.

MAR 28–APR 06, 2025
HISTORIC THEATRE

Written and directed by Niall McNeil (Vancouver)
World Premiere

Box Office Info

Phone:604-251-1363
Email: [email protected]

Monday: 12-6pm
Tuesday—Saturday: 12-4pm
Sunday: Closed

Open 1 hour prior to every show
Venue Info

Historic Theatre
1895 Venables St,
Vancouver, BC

DIRECTIONS

Showtimes

MAR 28 FRI, 7:30PM—OPENING
MAR 29 SAT, 7:30PM
MAR 30 SUN, 2:00PM—TALKBACK
APR 01 TUE, 7:30PM—TALKBACK
APR 02 WED, 7:30PM
APR 03 THUR, 7:30PM
APR 04 FRI, 7:30PM
APR 05 SAT, 7:30PM
APR 06 SUN, 2:00PM

24/25 SEASON TICKET PACKAGES

Part fantasy, part reality, with huge dollops of whimsy.

Niall McNeil’s Beauty and The Beast: My Life transports audiences into a vibrant realm that references Disney and Cocteau but charts its own unique narrative path through Niall’s experiences and multi-faceted art practice.  

With this world premiere, Niall, who identifies as an artist with Down Syndrome, is making his directorial debut and creating the story. He has assembled an incredible team of collaborators and performers, including: Veda Hille, Billy Marchenski, Sophia Wolfe, Kate Franklin, Peter Anderson, and JD Derbyshire—who have come together to centre Niall’s unique approach to art-making.  

The Draw

Don’t miss this raucous celebration of movement and the power of imagination—with Niall McNeil’s paintings and the performers swirling through space and time to Veda Hille’s evocative musical score!

Show Credits

Niall McNeil
Creator and Director

Billy Marchenski
Choreographer, and Performer

Sophia Wolfe
Performer and Collaborator