Bourne’s Cinders for Fest Theatre

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June 2018 date for Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella

Matthew Bourne’s Olivier award-winning ballet of Cinderella is to play Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre in June as part of a major UK tour which starts this Christmas at Sadler’s Wells in London.

Bourne’s take on the ballet, danced to Prokofiev’s score, premiered in the London West End in 1997. He transforms the classic fairy tale into a thrilling and evocative love story, set in London during the Second World War.

Ashley Shaw and Andrew Monaghan. Pic: Johan Persson

In Bourne’s interpretation, a chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, Harry. They are together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz.

The 19 date tour will arrive in Edinburgh for a five night run from Tuesday 5 to Saturday 9 June, 2018. In its only other Scottish date it will play Glasgow King’s from Tuesday 12 to Saturday 16 June.

Announcing the details of the tour, 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. I’m thrilled to see another generation of Company dancers take on this beloved production.”

Olivier award winning

Fresh from 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 danced by Will Bozier, Andrew Monaghan and Dominic North.

Andrew Monaghan as Harry and Ashley Shaw as Cinderella with the company. Pic: Johan Persson

The Angel (Cinderella’s ‘Fairy GodFather’) will be danced by Paris Fitzpatrick and Liam Mower. The role of Sybil, her Step-Mother, will be performed by Madelaine Brennan, Michela Meazza (London only) and Anjali Mehra. While her father, Robert, will be 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, Danny Reubens; Katie Webb and Seren Williams.



Lez Brotherston’s costumes and sets won an Olivier Award for his original designs, and lighting is by Olivier Award-winning Neil Austin.

The ballet will be danced to a specially commissioned recording of Prokofiev’s score, rendered in Surround Sound designed by Paul Groothuis, which the company say will “take the audience into the heart of Prokofiev’s magnificent score, and the sights and sounds of war-torn London”.

Listings and links

Cinderella
Festival Theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT
Tuesday 5 – Saturday 10 June 2017
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees: Thurs & Sat: 2.30pm.
Tickets from http://www.edtheatres.com/mbcinderella.

New Adventures website: http://new-adventures.net/cinderella.
Facebook: @MBNewAdventures
Twitter: @new_adventures.

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella on tour:
Sat 9 Dec 2017 – Sat 27 Jan 2018 London
Sadler’s Wells Theatre
020 7863 8000 Book online
30 Jan – Sat 3 Feb 2018 Plymouth
Theatre Royal
01752 267222 Book online
Tue 6 – Sat 10 Feb 2018 Birmingham
Hippodrome
0844 338 5000 Book online
Tue 13 – Sat 17 Feb 2018 Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Theatre
0844 871 7652 Book online
Tue 27 Feb – Sat 3 Mar 2018 Norwich
Theatre Royal
01603 630000 Book online
Tue 6 – Sat 10 Mar 2018 Nottingham
Theatre Royal
0115 989 5555 Book online
Tue 13 – Sat 17 Mar 2018 Salford
The Lowry
0843 208 6000 Book online
Tue 20 – Sat 24 Mar 2018 Bristol
Hippodrome
0844 871 3012 Book online
Tue 27 – Sat 31 Mar 2018 Southampton
The Mayflower
02380 711811 Book online
Tue 3 – Sat 7 Apr 2018 Cardiff
Wales Millennium Centre
029 2063 6464 Book online
Tue 10 – Sat 14 Apr 2018 Liverpool
Empire
0844 871 3017 Book online
Tue 17 – Sat 28 Apr 2018 Newcastle
Theatre Royal
08448 11 21 21 Book online
Tue 1 – Sat 5 May 2018 Wimbledon
New Wimbledon Theatre
0844 871 7646 Book online
Tue 8 – Sat 12 May 2018 Bradford
The Alhambra Theatre
01274 432000 Book online
Tue 15 – Sat 20 May 2018 Sheffield
Lyceum
0114 249 6000 Book online
Tue 22 – Sat 26 May 2018 Canterbury
The Marlowe Theatre
01227 787787 Book online
Tue 5 – Sat 9 June 2018 Edinburgh
Festival Theatre
0131 529 6000 Book online
Tue 12 – Sat 16 June 2018 Glasgow
Kings Theatre
0844 871 7648 Book online
Tue 19 – Sat 23 June 2018 Woking
New Victoria Theatre
0844 871 7645 Book online

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