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  • 24 Jan–27 Jan 2024
  • His Majesty's Theatre

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Scottish Ballet’s festive favourite returns for the winter season with a new name, glittering new designs, and a charming twist to the tale.

Breaking with tradition in theatre is a tradition in itself, and Scottish Ballet’s playful new production of Cinders will have a surprise in store each night for audiences as the curtain rises: on some nights, Cinders will be a woman, swept off her feet by her Prince, and on others, Cinders will be a man, swept off his feet by his Princess!

Set at the turn of the 20th century in Cinders’ family-run emporium, life is sweet until tragedy strikes, leaving Cinders an orphan. Enter the new proprietor, Mrs. Thorne, an intimidating mother of three ghastly children. Treating Cinders with contempt, they turn the store into a garish version of its former self. When the Royal Ball is announced, hilarity, excitement, and chaos ensue as the Thorne family begin their frenzied preparations to attend.

Taking refuge in an enchanted rose garden, Cinders is magically spun into a vision of sophistication and beauty, worthy of charming everyone at the ball. As the story of Cinders and the Thornes unfolds, who will get their fairy-tale ending?

Choreographed by Christopher Hampson, with stunning art-nouveau-inspired set and costumes designed by Elin Steele, and Prokofiev’s irresistibly melodic score, performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra, Cinders is everything you adore about the enchanted fairy tale – made sparkling, fresh and new.

Be part of the magic and fall in love with this classic tale all over again.


Discounts available:

Family(max 2 adults):
Family of 4 (Wed & Thurs evenings): £75 |£14.50 for each additional child  – mid/rear stalls and upper circle only)

Family of 4 (Fri, Sat matinee & evening performances): £100 – mid/rear stalls and upper circle only)

8+:  £2 off (excluding balcony)

Schools offer:
£11 per pupil, along with 1 free teacher ticket for every 10 pupils.

Dance School:
£10 tickets (under 18’s) excluding Fri & Sat evening.


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Friends’ discount

£4 off opening night, £2 off all other performances (excl balcony)

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