Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella is a thrilling and evocative love story told in dance. A reinterpretation of the classic fairy tale, it features heart-stopping choreography and vivid, truthful characters. Originally mounted in 1997 but recreated as a completely fresh production in 2017, this is one of New Adventures' most popular and beloved creations.
Set in London during the Second World War, the drama features Cinderella (Ashley Shaw) and a dashing young RAF pilot (Andrew Monaghan). Together just long enough to fall in love, they are parted by the horrors of the Blitz. Among the obstacles to their reunion is Cinderella’s sinister step-mother (Michela Meazza), while the ethereal Angel (Liam Mower) weaves his magic to protect our heroine.
Olivier Award-winning designer Lez Brotherston’s sumptuous costumes and sets provide a glorious backdrop to the dancing of a wonderful cast. Performed as part of the company’s 30th-anniversary celebrations, Matthew Bourne's Cinderella recreates on stage the sights and sounds of a war-torn London with the help of lighting designer Neil Austin and Duncan McLean’s video projections.
Extras: The Making of Cinderella (20 minutes) features interviews with cast members Ashley Shaw, Andrew Monaghan, Liam Mower and Michela Meazza as well as New Adventures’ founder, Matthew Bourne.