Beauty and the Beast is currently in its third week of rehearsals in London.
The Company is feeling great and everyone is very excited for this new production. First in line are Mat Fraser and Julie Atlas Muz: they are married in real life and fell in love while sharing the stage.
Mat Fraser is one of the U.K’s best known disabled performers, who has gathered a large body of work over the last 15 years in many different arts media; telling stories dramatically is where his heart lies. Mat is a multi disciplinary performing artist, writer, and musician, who has played to audiences from The Olympic stadium, The Royal Albert Hall, to many dive bars and late night clubs, all the while employing his “Cripping up the scene” attitude of working as a Disability Artist within mainstream arts environments.
Check out his website: www.matfraser.co.uk
Julie A. Muz
Julie Atlas Muz has become one of the most acclaimed and prolific conceptual performers and choreographers anywhere. Her come-hither performances that have secured her a vaunted place in opposite realms — the underworld and the establishment art world. Muz was named Lambent Fellow, Valencia Biennial Artist, Whitney Biennial Artist, and Artist-in-Residence from Chashama, Joyce Soho, Dixon Place and Movement Research. Since 2010 she has been touring large scale theaters in France with the Cabaret New Burlesque as well as creating and starring in radical evening length productions in Spiegeltents around the globe.
Check her out: www.julieatlasmuz.com
What do you get when a born freak, a former beauty queen & an award-winning maverick Director tell the true story of Beauty and the Beast?
Mat Fraser, British disabled actor and writer, Julie Atlas Muz, American art star and a Miss Exotic World/Miss Coney Island, and Phelim McDermott, Artistic Director of Improbable, conspire to make an adult fairytale like no other.
A magical sexual journey into real and fabled romance between beastly and beautiful characters, where roles are shared as love is declared. The Shadow play, song, & dance in this multi-layered story will re-kindle your lust for life, and make you think about who loves who, and why they do.