With Matthew Bourne’s production of The Red Shoes having enjoyed recent critical and sold-out success and two 2017 Olivier Award wins, New Adventures are proud to present the return of the hugely popular Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella this Christmas at Sadler’s Wells. This is Matthew Bourne at his best - Prokofiev’s beautiful score is brought to life with the vivid and touching story telling that Matthew Bourne is renowned for. Set in London during World War II, this adaptation takes audiences into the heart of the era with the sights and sounds of London being brought to life in the Olivier Award-winning costumes and set design from Lez Brotherston. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of New Adventures, don’t miss the return of this thrilling production, for 7 weeks only, from 9th December.
The music to Matthew Bourne's Cinderella is presented in surround sound, designed by Paul Groothuis and features a specially commissioned recording played by a 60 piece orchestra.
Fresh from their triumph playing Victoria Page in The Red Shoes, the role of Cinderella will be performed by Cordelia Braithwaite and Ashley Shaw.
Cinderella’s heroic Pilot, Harry, will be performed by Will Bozier, Andrew Monaghan and Dominic North.
The Angel (Cinderella’s ‘Fairy GodFather’) will be danced by Paris Fitzpatrick and Liam Mower.
Sybil, Cinderella’s Step Mother, is performed by Madelaine Brennan, Michela Meazza (London only) and Anjali Mehra. Robert, Cinderella’s Father is performed by Alan Vincent and Dan Wright.
Cinderella’s Step Brothers and Sisters and the people of 1940’s London complete the cast: Steph Billers, João Carolino, Reece Causton, Jackson Fisch, Glenn Graham, Sophia Hurdley, Jack Jones, Nicole Kabera, Kate Lyons, Jamie McDonald, Stephen Murray (Former Central School of Ballet/New Adventures Student Associate), Danny Reubens, Katie Webb and Seren Williams.
The classic Cinderella story is given a new twist from Matthew Bourne with Cinderella meeting a dashing young RAF pilot and telling a true war-time romance story. A magical night spent falling in love is interrupted by the Blitz which threatens to rip their romance apart forever.
Special effects: smoke/haze. Possible strobe lighting (only in blasts here and there, not rapid fire)
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(5mins) Take Upper St towards the City Road crossroads. Continue straight and turn right into Rosebery Avenue, where the theatre is 100m down on the right.