Ashley Dixon and Martha Leebolt as the Beast and Beauty in David Nixon OBE's ballet Beauty & the Beast. Also featuring sprites performed by Ayana Kanda, Michela Paolacci & Christie Duncan. Photo Bill Cooper.

Ashley Dixon and Martha Leebolt as the Beast and Beauty in David Nixon OBE's ballet Beauty & the Beast. Also featuring sprites performed by Ayana Kanda, Michela Paolacci & Christie Duncan. Photo Bill Cooper.

One of my favourite images from Beauty & the Beast, after The Beast’s final transformation to a good and loving man with his Beauty in the moonset… (Photo Bill Cooper) (via Beauty & the Beast production images | Northern Ballet)

One of my favourite images from Beauty & the Beast, after The Beast’s final transformation to a good and loving man with his Beauty in the moonset… (Photo Bill Cooper) (via Beauty & the Beast production images | Northern Ballet)