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Cinderella

London. 1941. The Blitz. Blackout and sirens...

New Adventures' CINDERELLA takes on a thrilling and evocative journey through war torn London.

about production

Matthew Bourne's interpretation of Prokofiev's haunting score has, at its heart, a true wartime 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. This will be a new version based on Matthew Bourne's 1997 Olivier award winning production which ran for 12 weeks in the West End and continued on to Los Angeles.

With award-winning designs from Lez Brotherston, CINDERELLA is both a tribute and a testament to the spirit of London during a time when every second counted and lives were changed forever. Bourne's vivid storytelling has never been more heart-stopping and touching, creating a unique and unforgettable depiction of a familiar and beloved fable.

The show will be produced at London's Sadler's Wells over Chistmas 2010 followed by an international tour.

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dates

Plymouth Theatre Royal
Monday 15 – Saturday 20 November 2010
Box Office: 01752 230440 
www.theatreroyal.com/

Lowry, Salford Quays
Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 November 2010
Box Office: 0843 208 6000
www.thelowry.com/


Sadler’s Wells, London

Tuesday 30 November 2010 – Sunday 23 January 2011
Box Office: 0844 412 4300
www.sadlerswells.com/

Nottingham Theatre Royal
Tuesday 25 – Saturday 30 January 2011
Box Office: 0115 989 5555 
www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk/


Regent Theatre, Stoke

Tuesday 1 – Saturday 6 February 2011
Box Office: 0844 871 7649
www.ambassadortickets.com/Regent-Theatre


Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Tuesday 8 – Saturday 13 February 2011
Box Office: 08448 112 121
www.theatreroyal.co.uk/


Birmingham Hippodrome

Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 February 2011
Box Office: 0844 338 5000
www.birminghamhippodrome.com/


Milton Keynes Theatre

Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 February 2011
Box Office: 0844 871 7652
www.ambassadortickets.com/Milton-Keynes-Theatre


New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 March 2011
Box Office: 0844 871 7645
www.ambassadortickets.com/New-Victoria-Theatre


Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 March 2011
Box Office: 01274 432 000
www.bradford-theatres.co.uk/whats-on


Theatre Royal, Norwich

Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 March 2011
Box Office: 01603 630 000
www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk/


Carré Theatre, Amsterdam

Wednesday 30 March – Sunday 3 April 2011
www.theatercarre.nl/NL/home


Nieuwe Luxor Theatre, Rotterdam

Wednesday 6 – Sunday 10 April 2011
www.luxortheater.nl/


Liverpool Empire
Tuesday 26 April - Sat 30 April 2011
Box Office: 0844 847 2525  
www.liverpoolempire.org.uk



New Wimbledon Theatre

Tuesday 3 – Sunday 8 May 2011
Box Office: 0844 871 7646
www.ambassadortickets.com/New-Wimbledon-Theatre


Oxford New Theatre

Tuesday 10 May - Saturday 14 May 2011
Box Office: 0844 847 1585 
 
www.newtheatreoxford.org.uk


Bristol Hippodrome

Tuesday 17 May - Saturday 14 May 2011
Box Office: 0844 847 2325

www.bristolhippodrome.org.uk


Sheffield Lyceum
Tuesday 24 May - Saturday 28 May 2011
Box Office: 0114 249 6000 

www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk


Ravenna Festival, Italy

Wednesday 08 – Sunday 12 June 2011
www.ravennafestival.org/


Chekhov Festival, Moscow

Tuesday 28 June – Sunday 10 July 2011
www.chekhovfest.ru/

reviews

Los Angeles Times
"A dazzling spectacle...fresh and vital, hilarious, profound and stunningly original. Bourne's incomparable theatrical flair adds up to compelling entertainment"
The Financial Times
"Heartbreaking... One leaves the theatre talking of Bourne's extraordinary overlap of dream and realism: an overlap that takes one back to the core of the Cinderella story and Prokofiev's score."
The Observer
"Dazzling...startlingly original. Bourne has invented a new kind of musical, using the conventions of ballet and film instead of showbiz...A triumphant success"
The Evening Times
"Bourne has made a war time story accessible to a post war generation... Cinderella has complexity, subtlety and surprises and is a worthy sequel to Swan Lake"
The Hollywood Reporter
"Matthew Bourne appears to have done it again... Another crowd pleaser and for all the right reasons"