Go behind the scenes of Matthew Bourne's Cinderella and find out more about our award-winning production. Get to know some of the creative and technical minds behind the production, explore the plot and themes of the show in more depth, and hear how the dancers find their characters.
Whether you're a teacher, student or an avid fan with an insatiable curiosity, become a fly on the wall and explore what makes our production so different.
And if you still can't get enough, head over to our exercises and resources page to find dedicated Cinderella movement workshops as well as creative tasks to get your mind working.
Explore The Story
It’s 1940, and Britain is at war with Germany. Air-raid sirens sound their warnings, and a Pathé News announcement advises citizens what to do during a bombing offensive. As we hear the opening bars of Prokofiev’s score we see black and white film footage of London in The Blitz – of crumbling buildings and homes on fire...
Key Themes and Setting
The Creative Process
Matthew Bourne's Cinderella was inspired by many elements, have a watch of our interview with Matthew to find out why our production of Cinderella was set in the London Blitz in World War Two.
Find out from Matthew Bourne what goes on in the studio during rehearsals and watch our interview with Etta Murfitt (Associate Artistic Director) who re-staged Cinderella for our 2017/18 revival.
The Making of Cinderella
Watch our short film about the making Cinderella and get some exclusive behind the scenes insight from the dancers and creatives involved.
Explore the production elements that make up Matthew Bourne's Cinderella with the crew and creatives themselves.