Discover the enchanted, sparkling world of Christopher Hampson’s Cinderella, in the European premiere of this most beloved fairy tale.
In her grief, the young Cinderella plants a rose at her mother’s graveside. When her father remarries, the future seems bleaker than ever. Her wicked stepmother is intent on pushing aside kind and beautiful Cinderella in favour of her two nasty step sisters. The course of true love never did run smooth but Cinderella does meet her prince and romance blossoms.
Acclaimed New Zealand designer Tracy Grant Lord’s luxurious costumes and extravagant sets create a glittering fantasy world peopled with characters that are touching, funny and real. Dazzling against the light and dark of Prokofiev’s powerful score, this ravishing interpretation of the timeless rags-to-riches romance is everything you could wish for and more.
The Scottish Ballet Orchestra accompanies live performing the world famous Prokofiev score.
"Utterly ravishing" ★★★★★ The Herald
"Hampson’s choreography never ceases to entertain, whether it’s a big showy number at the ball, a romantic pas de deux or a comic turn. The Scottish Ballet Orchestra does Prokofiev proud, and Tracy Grant Lord’s magnificent set and costume designs are a source of constant delight." ★★★★★ The Scotsman
“a feast of a spectacle” ★★★★★ The List
"Lots of little quirks and surprises ensure the familiar story takes on fresh energy, an energy reflected in the dancing at every level." ★★★★ The Herald
"We expect such bold comedy of the traditional British pantomime. However, there is something particularly delightful in seeing it on the ballet stage, as we do in this European premiere of Christopher Hampson’s version of Prokofiev’s Cinderella." ★★★★ The Telegraph
Saturday 23 January, 2pm
Running time 2 hours 20 minutes