A glamorous and innovative production by the award-winning English Youth Ballet

Set in the glamorous era of 1950s Hollywood movies, this lavish production draws its inspiration from the film star Grace Kelly who met Prince Rainier of Monaco at a press party and later married him. Cinderella is a seamstress on a film set and the Fairy Godmother is her late mother – a former movie star of the 1930s. Her wicked sisters are Hollywood starlets competing with each other for starring film roles. The Prince meets Cinderella at the press party but at midnight she flees from the scene leaving a sparkly silver pointe-shoe as the only clue to her identity.

The choreography, design and musical score

The choreography has been created by Director Miss Janet Lewis and her team of international principal artists who coach the young dancers.  The music combines Shostakovich Jazz Suites and Ballet Suites with memorable melodies from Hollywood films such as Tea for Two, Chinatown and Dancing in the Dark.  The stunning new stage designs for the ballet are by Sebastian Petit and the costume designs are by Keith Bish.

Highest calibre international principal ballet dancers

The professional principal dancers have joined EYB from some of the world’s most renowned ballet companies – including the Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Northern Ballet Theatre, La Scala and Ballet de Toulouse.  British principal dancers include Phillip Tunstall, Julianne Rice-Oxley, Steven Wheeler and Oliver Speers.  Monica Tapiodor Moreno-cid is a Spanish principal dancer, Brenden Bratulic is from Australia, Clare Carruble is from France and Samantha Camejo is from Brazil.
Performance: Friday 9 & Saturday 10 November 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets: Evenings: £25 (discounts: £23). Sat 2.30pm: £22. Groups 10 or more: £22 with one free for every 10 purchased, available from The Hawth Box Office: 01293 553636 and online: www.hawth.co.uk.
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