A TWIST on a classic fairytale is returning to The Lowry.

Birmingham Royal Ballet will return to the Salford theatre next month with an adaptation of Beauty and The Beast.

The ballet first came to The Lowry a decade ago shortly after it was created by David Bintley and with an original score specially commissioned from composer Glenn Buhr.

Beauty and the Beast is hailed as one of the most popular ballets in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s repertoire and is a favourite with families, ballet aficionados and first-time ballet-goers.

Weaving new twists into a timeless fable, Bintley’s Beauty and the Beast is a family treat from top-flight dancers.

A beautiful girl, a hideous beast, a golden ballroom full of animals, two haughty sisters and a grumpy grandmother dance through the unfolding pages of Philip Prowse’s storybook set of forests and castles.

Buhr’s original score is played live by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, whilst David Bintley’s choreography brings to life magical transformations, soaring birds and a relationship that is terrifying but ultimately beautiful.

Beauty and The Beast will be at The Lowry from September 24 to 27 at 7.30pm most nights apart from Friday when it will start at 6.30pm and with extra shows on Thursday and Saturday at 2pm.

Tickets from £21 to 43 at: thelowry.com/event/beauty-and-the-beast1.