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Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella

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Matthew Bourne's beloved interpretation of the fairytale classic Cinderella returns to London, two decades after its acclaimed West End premiere, reimagining the story as a true war-time romance. Read More >

Matthew Bourne’s beloved interpretation of the fairytale classic Cinderella returns to London, two decades after its acclaimed West End premiere, reimagining the story as a true war-time romance.

One of New Adventures’ most loved productions, Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella is a thrilling and evocative love story, transporting the fairy tale to the heart of London during the Second World War. 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.

With Lez Brotherston’s sumptuous costumes and sets, which won an Olivier Award for his original designs, and lighting by Olivier Award-winning Neil Austin, Cinderella will be performed in Surround Sound, designed by Paul Groothuis and featuring a stunning specially commissioned recording played by a 60-piece orchestra.

The show plays at Sadler’s Wells for a limited seven-week season, at the culmination of a hugely popular UK tour.

2017 marks 20 years since Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella first premiered in the West End, and also signifies New Adventures’ 16th consecutive Christmas season at Sadler’s Wells, following last year’s tremendous The Red Shoes. The show also concludes a year-long celebration of work to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of New Adventures, the world-class dance company founded by Bourne, originally as Adventures In Motion Pictures, in 1987.

Mixing popular appeal with its unique strand of innovative theatrical language, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures have scored multitudes of awards around the world, including a remarkable 12 Olivier Award nominations, and return to London once again with this eagerly anticipated revival of its classic work.

Matthew Bourne’s vivid storytelling has never been more heart-stopping and touching than in Cinderella, and his show will take the audience into the heart of Prokofiev’s magnificent score through the sights and sounds of war-torn London.


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Age Recommendation: Under 5s not admitted. i

Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 9/12/2017

Opening Night: 17/12/2017

Closing Night: 28/01/2018

Running time: 2h30, inc. interval

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Cast & Creative


Cinderella - Cordelia Brathwaite, Ashley Shaw

Harry - Will Bozier, Andrew Monaghan, Dominic North

The Angel, Cinderella's Fairy GodFather - Paris Fitzpatrick, Liam Mower

Sybil, Cinderella's Step-Mother - Madelaine Brennan, Michela Meazza, Anjali Mehra

Robert, Cinderella's Father - Alan Vincent, Dan Wright

Cinderella's Step Brothers & Sisters and company - 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, Seren Williams


Director - Matthew Bourne

Producer - New Adventures

Choreographer - Matthew Bourne

Costume - Lez Brotherston

Lighting Designer - Neil Austin

Set Designer - Lez Brotherston

Music By - Prokofiev

About Sadler’s Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN

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