Sir Matthew Bourne brings enchanting new production of Cinderella to Hippdrome
06.02.2018 - 10.02.2018
Birmingham Hippodrome is thrilled to welcome the much-anticipated, sell-out production of Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella from Tues 6 – Sat 10 Feb.
The celebrated new production, which premiered at Sadler’s Wells on 9 December, follows hot off the heels of Matthew Bourne’s critically acclaimed staging of The Red Shoes, which – due to phenomenal public demand – returned to Birmingham in July 201 following a sell-out week of shows in February.
One of the New Adventures’ most loved productions Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella is a thrilling and evocative love story, set in London during the Second World War.
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
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 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.
Commenting on the production, Matthew Bourne said: “Cinderella is one of my most heartfelt works and a personal favourite amongst my re-imagined classic stories. I’m delighted to have brought together this cast of current star performers, experienced New Adventures veterans and exciting young talent.”
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.
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