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 storytelling has never been more heart-stopping and touching, and will take the audience into the heart of Prokoviev's magnificent score, and the sights and sounds of war-torn London.
Music: Recorded. Cinderella will be performed in surround sound, designed by Paul Groothuis and featuring a specially commissioned recording played by a 60 piece orchestra.
Special effects: smoke/haze. Possible strobe lighting (only in blasts here and there, not rapid fire). All ages admitted but some scenes may not be suitable for very young children.
(5mins) Take Upper St towards the City Road crossroads. Continue straight and turn right into Rosebery Avenue, where the theatre is 100m down on the right.
(Rosebery Avenue) 19, 38, 341; (Upper Street) 4, 43, 56, 153; (Pentonville Road) 30, 205, 214, 394, 476
(Rosebery Avenue) N19, N38, N41, 341; (Upper Street) 43; (Pentonville Road) 205, 214, N73