Cinderella at Sadler's Wells tickets
Cinderella at Sadler's Wells tickets

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Overview

Legendary choreographer Matthew Bourne brings his magnificent interpretation of the classic fairy tale Cinderella to the London stage this Christmas, for a limited festive run at Saddler’s Well from the 9the December 2017 to 27th January 2017.

Hot on the heels of the sold-out smash hit The Red Shoes during Christmas 2016, which was a huge success with both critics and fans alike, the New Adventures company once again return to the Sadler’s Wells with another innovative production of a timeless tale.

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella is one of the New Adventures team’s most loved and popular productions, having first premiered at the Piccadilly Theatre in London in 1997, before transferring to the Ahmanson Theatre in LA, as well as countless shows as part of European tours since then. This new production, returning to Saddler’s Wells forms part of the iconic company’s 30th anniversary year.

Set in London during the chaos of the Blitz of the Second World War, Cinderella is a beautiful and exciting story of love and passion. It is a true war-time romance, as a opportunistic meeting one enchanting night lands Cinderella and a handsome young RAF pilot together, just long enough to fall madly for each other, before being torn apart by the terror of the German bombing raids.

Brought to life with the enchanting costumes and sets of Olivier Award winner Lez Brotherson, and with lighting design by the Olivier Award-winning Neil Austin, Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella truly is an incredibly unique experience. The show also features incredibly surround sound design by Paul Groothuis as well as a specially commissioned soundtrack performed by a 60 piece orchestra.

Known as a master of performance and staging, Matthew Bourne tells this incredible story in an unforgettably heart-stopping and moving way, helping to bring out the brilliance of Prokofiev’s unforgettable score, as well as wrenching them into the sights and sounds of war torn London.

Matthew Bourne is known as the master of dance and performance, and this unique and breathtaking retelling of Cinderella is certainly not to be missed. With performances beginning at Sadler’s Wells on the 9th December 2017 and set to run to 27th January 2017, this is bound to be one of the most popular Christmas shows of the year.

Recommended for

Fans of incredible and unique performance and dance should certainly take the opportunity to see Matthew Bourne’s brilliant production of Cinderella. Offering a beautiful retelling of the classic tale, Cinderella is the perfect festive treat for those who want something other than the usual pantomime flamboyance.

Age Recommendations: Some scenes may not be suitable for very young children

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 mins (Including an interval)
Opened: 09 Dec 2017
Booking from: 27 Jan 2018
Booking until: 28 Jan 2018

Location and map

Sadler's Wells
Rosebery Ave
London, EC1R 4TN

21 Reviews Add review

This is another brilliant production by Matthew Bourne and New adventures. It is completely mesmerising and challenging of traditi... More

Charmainf 5ft 4", 141 reviews, 9 helpful votes

This is another brilliant production by Matthew Bourne and New adventures. It is completely mesmerising and challenging of traditional interpretations of the Cinderella story. The creativity of the costumes and set are sublime. I soaked up every second of it as it is and magical and filled with enchantment. This is a delightfully perfect show to escape to from the modern world.

Charmainf 5ft 4", 141 reviews, 9 helpful votes

Matthew Bourne back to his brilliant best, choreographing one of the world's best fairytales! This one is set in London in the bl... More

joc78 5"4, 226 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Matthew Bourne back to his brilliant best, choreographing one of the world's best fairytales! This one is set in London in the blitz and the staging, costumes and of course, choreography are outstanding. At some points, we did have trouble following the storyline as there were a few additional characters from the original story, but once we got our head around it, we were enchanted by a truly beautiful piece of dance.

joc78 5"4, 226 reviews, 3 helpful votes

The only work I missed from Matthew Bourne's entire works. It is clever, smart modern adaption of famous 'Cinderella' with a twist... More

ohmrli 41 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The only work I missed from Matthew Bourne's entire works. It is clever, smart modern adaption of famous 'Cinderella' with a twist. Having had recorded from BBC during the past Xmas but saved to watch later and I'd like to watch the live show first. Worth the wait - I simply love it!

ohmrli 41 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Such fun...perfect for NYE...brilliant

wendygreenberg 5'4", 6 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Such fun...perfect for NYE...brilliant

wendygreenberg 5'4", 6 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A superb ballet with great storytelling too.

paulgarrick 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A superb ballet with great storytelling too.

paulgarrick 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

As usual with Matthew Bourne's New Adventures productions, it was beautiful.

harrietallum 5'2", 9 reviews, 0 helpful votes

As usual with Matthew Bourne's New Adventures productions, it was beautiful.

harrietallum 5'2", 9 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A brilliant show and a great re-working of a classic fairy-tale. Would recommend this dance production.

paulfootie 6'3", 83 reviews, 3 helpful votes

A brilliant show and a great re-working of a classic fairy-tale. Would recommend this dance production.

paulfootie 6'3", 83 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Fabulous version of Cinderella, amazing sets and special effects. I especially loved the ballroom scene.

timarnold 6'2", 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Fabulous version of Cinderella, amazing sets and special effects. I especially loved the ballroom scene.

timarnold 6'2", 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Absolutely fantastic!!!

gcameron 5'8", 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Absolutely fantastic!!!

gcameron 5'8", 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes