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A downtrodden young girl, a glass slipper and a handsome prince combine to make the perfect piece of ballet story-telling. Read More >

Frederick Ashton’s full-length version of Cinderella for The Royal Ballet has all the popular fairytale’s familiar ingredients.

A downtrodden young girl, a glass slipper and a handsome prince combine to make the perfect piece of story-telling. With a fairy godmother around, anything can happen; pumpkins become coaches, rags turn to ball gowns and there is bound to be a happy ending.

Ashton’s ballet Cinderella draws together a wealth of wonderfully drawn characters, portrayed against the evocative themes and colours of Prokofiev’s great orchestral score.

This is a mysterious and magical fantasy world, where the comedy of Cinderella’s pantomime step-sisters – unlucky in looks and love – provides the perfect foil for the developing romance of Cinderella and the Prince.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 10/04/2010

Closing Night: 05/06/2010

Running time: 2h45

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Cast & Creative


Alina Cojocaru / Yuhui Choe / Miyako Yoshida / Marianela Nuñez / Roberta Marquez / Sarah Lamb / Tamara Rojo, Rupert Pennefather / Sergei Polunin / Steven McRae / Thiago Soares / Ivan Putrov / David Makhateli


Producer - Royal Ballet

Choreographer - Frederick Ashton

Conductor - Barry Wordsworth / Pavel Sorokin

Lighting Designer - Mark Jonathan

Music By - Sergey Prokofiev

About Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom WC2E 9DD

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