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Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

Following the sold-out and critical success of The Red Shoes and Sleeping Beauty, New Adventures return to the Festival Theatre with one of their most popular and beloved productions, Matthew Bourne’s CINDERELLA – a thrilling and evocative love story, set in London during the Second World War.. Read more …

Matthew Bourne’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 critical consensus

Bourne has created a beguiling and modern story that transcends its title. Of all ballets, this is one that truly has one foot in each world.

*****Imogen Rowe, Edinburgh Guide, 06/06/2018

Bourne deserves all the plaudits he receives (including seven Olivier Awards and a Tony Award for best choreographer) as he continues to break the mould of dance performance with imaginative and innovative retellings of some of the most classic stories.

*****Aisling MGuire, The Wee Review, 07/06/2018

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella proves that even in the bleakest blackness, we may wish to give in but that there’s a light which never goes out.

****(*)Dominic Corr, The Reviews Hub, 06/06/2018

Dreamy, Martini-fueled adaptation invokes Blitz spirit.

****(*)Claire Sawers, The List, 07/06/2018

Prokofiev’s score is so closely associated with classical ballet, it’s fascinating to see Bourne’s quirky, funny and accessible movement dropped into it.

****(*)Kelly Apter, The Scotsman, 08/06/2018

As ever, there are never enough superlatives for this incomparable company – simply unmissable.

*****Lauren Humphreys, The Reviews Hub, 12/06/2018

Bourne's ballets read like a book. Each page you flip awakes a new spin on a story or character build you did not expect. Which is literally the case every night, as the limitlessly talented dancers switch roles during the show run, making each performance fresh.

*****Adam Robinson, Broadway World, 13/06/2018

Features about Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

'Prokofiev's Cinderella feels more like a 1940s film score than a fairytale ballet'.

Kelly Apter, The List, 06/06/2018

Where and when?

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh from Tuesday June 5, 2018, until Saturday June 9, 2018. More info:

King's Theatre, Glasgow from Tuesday June 12, 2018, until Saturday June 16, 2018. More info:

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