From The West-End, Matthew Bourne's Cinderella Heads For Bristol
Following a successful 7-week run at Sadler’s Wells, Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella is to embarks on a nationwide tour, stopping off at The Bristol Hippodrome this March.
Fresh from their triumph playing Victoria Page in “The Red Shoes”, the role of ‘Cinderella’ will be performed by Cordelia Braithwaite and Ashley Shaw, while Cinderella’s heroic Pilot, ‘Harry’, will be performed by Will Bozier, Andrew Monaghan and Dominic North. The Angel’ (Cinderella’s ‘Fairy GodFather’) will be danced by Paris Fitzpatrick and Liam Mower.
Matthew Bourne’s reimagining of Cinderella is a love story, set in 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.
“Cinderella is one of my most heartfelt works and a personal favourite amongst my re-imagined classic stories, " says Matthew Bourne, "I’m delighted to have brought together this cast of current star performers, experienced New Adventures veterans and exciting young talent. I’m thrilled to see another generation of Company dancers take on this beloved production”
With Lez Brotherston’s 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 specially commissioned recording played by a 60-piece orchestra.
Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella runs at The Bristol Hippodrome from Tuesday March 20 – Saturday March 24. For performance and ticket details visit www.atgtickets.com/bristol