Cinderella at Royal Opera House from 7 April 2011 to 6 May 2011

The combination of story, music and dance in The Royal Ballet’s Cinderella is a great way for all ages to discover the joy of great ballet. The famous fairytale elements are there: the spiteful Step-sisters, the Fairy Godmother, the ball, the striking clock. And at the centre is Cinderella whose rags-to-riches journey finally unites her with her handsome Prince.

Frederick Ashton’s ballet is especially demanding in its principal roles – with moments of breathtaking brilliance and great charm. It is the perfect way to enjoy some of the world’s greatest dancers bringing ballet to life. There are magical moments, as when Cinderella makes her entrance to the ball and her pas de deux with the Prince. But there is also humour with the Step-sisters, tussling with each other as well as failing to charm anyone else.

Prokofiev’s music is one of the great 20th-century ballet scores – here conducted by Pavel Sorokin and Royal Ballet Music Director BarryWordsworth – so rich in atmosphere and full of orchestral colour, a perfect complement to the stage pictures. Everything comes together for a perfect Easter treat with The Royal Ballet.

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Cinderella at Royal Opera House from 20 Nov 2010 to 29 Dec 2010

The combination of story, music and dance in The Royal Ballet’s Cinderella is hard to beat. All the elements of the story are there: the spiteful Step-sisters, the fairy godmother, the ball, the striking clock. And at the centre is Cinderella whose rags-to-riches journey unites her with her handsome prince.

Frederick Ashton created a ballet that is both demanding of its principals and full of great charm – the perfect way to enjoy some of the world’s greatest dancers bringing ballet to life. There are magical moments, as when Cinderella makes her entrance to the ball and her pas de deux with the Prince. But there is also humour and character with the Step-sisters, tussling with each other as well as failing to charm anyone else.

Prokofiev’s music is one of the great 20th-century ballet scores, so rich in atmosphere and full of orchestral colour, a perfect complement.

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella at Sadlers Wells from 30 Nov 2010

Set in London during the Second World War, Matthew Bourne’s interpretation of Prokofiev’s haunting score has, at its heart, a true wartime romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz.

First seen in the West End in 1997, but now completely revised in this brand new production featuring Lez Brotherston’s Olivier award winning designs, and new lighting by Neil Austin. The production also features sensational sound design by Paul Groothius, which takes the audience into the heart of Prokofiev’s magnificent score and the aural world of war-torn London. This will be the first production presented by New Adventures to have a specially commissioned recording of the score in Surround Sound.

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