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Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella

BUY TICKETS 7.30pm Thursday 16 August

BALLET recorded at Sadler’s Wells, London in 2017

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella is a thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the Second World War. The internationally acclaimed choreographer’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.

The sights and sounds of war-torn London are recreated by Lez Brotherston’s Olivier Award-winning costumes and sets, lighting by Olivier Award-winning Neil Austin and surround sound designed by Paul Groothuis. 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.

Using the second world war as a traumatic, ships-in-the-night backdrop is inspired and Bourne’s dancers are once again on top of their game … Clever, clever Bourne. He sprinkles his stage with the stardust of fairytale romance, but he gives his story a proper tear-jerking heft by reminding us that darkness always surrounds the stars.  Judith Mackrell, The Guardian

Tickets: Full £19   Adult concessions £17   19-30 £15   18 & under £10
Running time: 1 hr 50 mins (with no interval)
Doors open: 7pm
Certificate: This screening is certified PG for mild violence, threat and sex references.