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Cinderella

Following the sold-out and critical success of The Red Shoes, New Adventures return with one of our most popular and beloved productions, Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella – a thrilling and evocative love story, set in London during the Second World War, which forms part of the company’s 30th anniversary celebrations.

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London 1940... The Blackout... a siren sounds...

Following the sold-out and critical success of The Red Shoes, New Adventures return with one of our most popular and beloved productions, Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella – a thrilling and evocative love story, set in London during the Second World War, which forms part of the company’s 30th anniversary celebrations.

Matthew Bourne’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale, has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz.

With Lez Brotherston’s sumptuous costumes and sets, which won an Olivier Award for his original designs, and lighting by Olivier Award-winning Neil Austin, Cinderella will be performed in Surround Sound, designed by Paul Groothuis and featuring a specially commissioned recording played by a 60 piece orchestra. Matthew Bourne’s vivid story telling has never been more heart-stopping and touching, and will take the audience into the heart of Prokofiev’s magnificent score, and the sights and sounds of war-torn London.


dates

London, Sadler's Wells Theatre
9 December 2017 - 27 January 2018
www.sadlerswells.com

Plymouth, Theatre Royal
30 January - 3 February 2018
www.theatreroyal.co.uk

Birmingham, Hippodrome
6 - 10 February 2018
www.birminghamhippodrome.com

Milton Keynes Theatre
13 - 17 February 2018
www.atgtickets.com

Norwich, Theatre Royal
27 February - 3 March 2018
www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

Nottingham, Theatre Royal
6 - 10 March 2018
www.trch.co.uk

Salford, The Lowry
13 - 17 March 2018
www.thelowry.com

Bristol, Hippodrome
20 - 24 March 2018
www.atgtickets.com

Southampton, The Mayflower
27 - 31 March 2018
www.mayflower.org.uk

Cardiff, Wales Millennium Centre
3 - 7 April 2018
www.wmc.org.uk

Liverpool, Empire Theatre
10 - 14 April 2018
www.atgtickets.com

Newcastle, Theatre Royal
17 - 28 April 2018
www.theatreroyal.co.uk

New Wimbledon Theatre
1 - 5 May 2018
www.atgtickets.com

Bradford, Alhambra Theatre
8 - 12 May 2018
www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

Sheffield, Lyceum
15 - 20 May 2018
www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre
22 - 26 May 2018
www.marlowetheatre.com

Edinburgh, Festival Theatre
5 - 9 June 2018
www.edtheatres.com

Glasgow, King's Theatre
12 - 16 June 2018
www.atgtickets.com

Woking, New Victoria Theatre
19 - 23 June 2018
www.atgtickets.com

reviews

Daily Telegraph
"Cinderella fills me with optimism for the future of dance. Let's celebrate Matthew Bourne, the great showman of British dance"
The Guardian
"A gripping theatrical spectacle. Bourne does something wonderful: he scatters love, like fairydust. This Cinderella turns into another kind of fairytale – the miracle of love in war "
Time Out
"At Bourne's best, the action is tied so directly to the music, it's as if Prokofiev wrote the score just for him. This 'Cinderella' has enough romance, fantasy and fun to keep us hooked"