Casting announced for the UK Tour of Matthew Bourne’s CINDERELLA
New Adventures are delighted to announce casting for the much-anticipated return of Matthew Bourne’s CINDERELLA. The tour opens on Saturday 9 December 2017 at Sadler’s Wells where it plays a seven-week season until Saturday 27 January 2018.
Matthew Bourne said today: “Cinderella is one of my most heartfelt works and a personal favourite amongst my re-imagined classic stories. 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”
Fresh from their triumph playing Victoria Page in “The Red Shoes”, the role of ‘Cinderella’ will be performed by Cordelia Braithwaite and Ashley Shaw.
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.
‘Sybil’, Cinderella’s Step-Mother, is performed by Madelaine Brennan, Michela Meazza (London only) and Anjali Mehra.
‘Robert’, Cinderella’s Father is performed by Alan Vincent and Dan Wright.
Cinderella’s Step Brothers and Sisters and the people of 1940’s London complete the cast: Steph Billers; João Carolino; Reece Causton; Jackson Fisch; Glenn Graham; Sophia Hurdley; Jack Jones; Nicole Kabera; Kate Lyons; Jamie McDonald; Stephen Murray (Former Central School of Ballet/New Adventures Student Associate), Danny Reubens; Katie Webb and Seren Williams.
One of New Adventures’ most loved productions Matthew Bourne’s “CINDERELLA” is a thrilling and evocative love story, set in London during the Second World War.
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.
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 specially commissioned recording played by a 60-piece orchestra. 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, and the sights and sounds of war-torn London.
2017 marks 20 years since “CINDERELLA” first premiered in the West End and New Adventures’ 16th consecutive Christmas season at Sadler’s Wells. “CINDERELLA” concludes a year-long celebration of work to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of New Adventures.
Matthew Bourne’s “CINDERELLA” Tour Dates 2017-2018
SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER 2017 – SATURDAY 27 JANUARY 2018
SADLER’S WELLS, LONDON
Press performances are Sunday 17 December at 2.00pm and 7.00pm
TUESDAY 30 JANUARY – SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2018
THEATRE ROYAL PLYMOUTH
TUESDAY 6 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2018
TUESDAY 13 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2018
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE
TUESDAY 27 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 3 MARCH 2018
THEATRE ROYAL NORWICH
TUESDAY 6 MARCH – SATURDAY 10 MARCH 2018
THEATRE ROYAL NOTTINGHAM
TUESDAY 13 MARCH – SATURDAY 17 MARCH 2018
THE LOWRY, SALFORD
TUESDAY 20 MARCH – SATURDAY 24 MARCH 2018
TUESDAY 27 MARCH – SATURDAY 31 MARCH 2018
MAYFLOWER THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON
TUESDAY 3 APRIL – SATURDAY 7 APRIL 2018
WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE, CARDIFF
TUESDAY 10 APRIL – SATURDAY 14 APRIL 2018
TUESDAY 17 APRIL – SATURDAY 28 APRIL 2018
THEATRE ROYAL NEWCASTLE
TUESDAY 1 MAY – SATURDAY 5 MAY 2018
NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE
TUESDAY 8 MAY – SATURDAY 12 MAY 2018
THE ALHAMBRA, BRADFORD
TUESDAY 15 MAY – SATURDAY 20 MAY 2018
LYCEUM THEATRE, SHEFFIELD
TUESDAY 22 MAY – SATURDAY 26 MAY 2018
MARLOWE THEATRE, CANTERBURY
TUESDAY 5 JUNE – SATURDAY 9 JUNE 2018
FESTIVAL THEATRE EDINBURGH
TUESDAY 12 JUNE – SATURDAY 16 JUNE 2018
KING’S THEATRE GLASGOW
TUESDAY 19 JUNE – SATURDAY 23 JUNE 2018
NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, WOKING
Photo: Hugo Glendinning