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Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella – The Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Director and Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Music: Sergei Prokofiev Reviewer: Dominic Corr At the heart of any fairy-tale, is love. It’s the basis of almost all narratives, communicated in a plethora of ways, through spoken word, music but most primal through dance. The Grimm brother's Cinderella is perhaps the crowning pinnacle of the folklore world. Multiple in its variations, adaptations and ...

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Cinderella – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music: Prokofiev Choreography: Matthew Bourne, OBE Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Justly famed for his innovative choreography, Matthew Bourne seldom disappoints. His Cinderella, is no exception, as long as you are prepared to ditch any preconceived ideas regarding the traditional treatment of the story. Cinderella is a love story and still a pivotal ingredient of Bourne’s darker New Adventures production, but in ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella – Birmingham Hippodrome

Director and Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Music: Sergei Prokofiev Reviewer: John Kennedy Teenage orphan girl is forced into unpaid domestic labour stripped of her true identity. In desperation to gain elitist societal recognition she solicits supernatural means and compromises her feminist agenda in supine pursuit of approval from a privileged peacock aristocrat with a worrying foot fetish. Will this be a ...

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Cinderella Dreams – Birmingham Hippodrome

Music: Prokofiev Choreographers: Rachel Hester and Jenny Murphy Reviewer: John Kennedy In this enticing and judiciously nipped ‘n’ tucked adaptation of David Bintley’s acclaimed Cinderella, Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) promises that ‘Everyone goes to the Ball’. That includes the swan-svelte, seventy-six years young Ilona Johnson-Gibbs featuring as The Fairy Godmother fulfilling a lifetime ambition. After exhaustive auditions, sixty-six students were cast ...

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NEWS: Rhys Ifans brings star appeal to new kids show at Venue Cymru

Children in North Wales will be treated to a very special performance when the first ever Welsh language production of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf (Pedr a’r Blaidd) arrives at Venue Cymru in Llandudno – complete with Hollywood star appeal. Ensemble Cymru’s 30-piece orchestra will bring this much loved children’s classic to life live on stage featuring the voice of ...

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The Orchestra of Opera North – Leeds Town Hall

Conductor: Michail Jurowski Reviewer: Sara Jackson [Rating:3.5] In the classical repertoire, there are few ways to begin an evening more effectively and shockingly than Mussorgy’s magnificent Night On A Bare Mountain, and from the first ominous crescendo the Orchestra of Opera North prove themselves more than equal to its power and drama. This ensemble really is cementing its reputation as ...

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