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Birmingham Royal Ballet's Cinderella returns to Birmingham Hippodrome

  • Date: 21 November 2012
  • Area: Midlands

Cinderella. Credit: Bill Cooper

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s stunning production of Cinderella returns to the Birmingham Hippodrome from Wednesday 21 November until Sunday 9 December.

Cinderella will return to the company’s home theatre, Birmingham Hippodrome, this Christmas following its world premiere season in 2010. Created for the city of Birmingham to celebrate the Company’s 20th anniversary, the production is one of Director David Bintley’s most successful creations to date.

The family favourite classic fairytale tells the story of Cinderella, a young girl who is neglected and mistreated by her cruel stepmother and stepsisters. Cinderella’s life of drudgery is changed forever at an extravagant ball when her Fairy Godmother appears amidst swirling, magical mists and casts a spell. Everyone’s eyes are now drawn to the now beautiful princess, including those of the handsome Prince. He sweeps her off her feet and they dance the night away, until the clock chimes midnight and brings an abrupt end to the party and the spell. Cinderella can now only dream of what might have been, until an unexpected royal visitor comes to her home, searching for the owner of a jewelled slipper…

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Cinderella is performed to one of Prokofiev’s most popular and melodious compositions, composed between 1940 and 1944, which will be played by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, the Orchestra of Birmingham Royal Ballet.