Printer Friendly

Cinders reborn in the Blitz.

CINDERELLA can weave her magic at any time of year, as audiences will discover at a new production of the classic fairytale in Liverpool.

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella is staged at Liverpool Empire in April. His New Adventures company promises an enchanting new interpretation of the classic tale set in London 1940, in the blackout, with sirens wailing in the background. Instead of a prince Cinders meets a young RAF pilot and they fall in love before the Blitz forces them to part.

Set to the haunting music of Prokofiev, the show was first seen in the West End in 1997. Now revised, the new production marks the 70th anniversary of the London Blitz and features designs by Olivier award winner Lez Brotherston.

Bourne said: "I'm bringing Cinderella back into our repertory to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Blitz and also as a 50th birthday present to myself. My grandparents, mum and dad lived a couple of streets away from each other in the East End throughout the nightly onslaught of The Blitz. Cinderella is also my personal tribute to them". Cinderella, Liverpool Empire, April 26-30, 08448472525, liverpoolempire.org.uk

CAPTION(S):

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella
COPYRIGHT 2010 MGN Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2010 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Dec 3, 2010
Words:195
Previous Article:TV villain is evil Hook.
Next Article:Simple way to beat winter blues.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters