Matthew Bourne's Cinderella
A thrilling, evocative and modern love story told in dance. Set in London during World War II, this interpretation of the classic fairy tale has a wartime romance at its heart.
Matthew Bourne's Cinderella is a thrilling, evocative and modern love story told in dance. Set in London during World War II, this interpretation of the classic fairy tale has a wartime romance at its heart. 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.
It is one of the most popular and beloved shows from the acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne and his company New Adventures, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017. Their vivid storytelling has never been more touching or heart-stopping, immersing the audience in the sights and sounds of London at war, all to the accompaniment of Sergei Prokofiev's magnificent score. With sumptuous costumes and sets by Lez Brotherston, who won an Olivier Award for his original designs, and lighting by Olivier Award-winning Neil Austin, Matthew Bourne's Cinderella features sound design by Paul Groothuis and a specially commissioned recording played by a 60-piece orchestra.
Matthew Bourne's Cinderella is filmed in front of a live audience at London's Sadler's Wells Theatre.