New Adventures is delighted to announce six international tour dates for Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella spanning China, Japan and America. The tour opens at the Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre on Tuesday 7 August 2018 before travelling to Shanghai; Tokyo; Charlotte and Washington, finishing with a five-week season in Los Angeles in March 2019.
Our Beijing and Shanghai tour dates are on sale now, with Tokyo going on sale 7 July 2018. Tickets for our US tour will be on sale soon, with our season at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Perming Arts on general sale from 12 September 2018.
Cinderella is currently touring the UK with just six weeks remaining of the 28-week tour. Next week, Cinderella will be in Sheffield before travelling to Canterbury, Edinburgh and Glasgow, finishing in Woking on 23 June 2018.
In addition, fans around the country will have the opportunity to watch Cinderella on a big screen near them as the production will be screened at cinemas nationwide on Tuesday 15 May followed by a live Q&A, via satellite with Matthew Bourne. CLICK HERE for up to date cinema listings!
Matthew Bourne said today: “New Adventures is committed to taking our work to as wide an audience as possible. That not only includes our annual nationwide tour to many of the UK’s major venues but also internationally where the company has built up a popular fanbase. It’s also important to reach audiences who perhaps cannot get to a live performance. So our big-screen presentation of Cinderella, this Tuesday, to over 200 UK cinemas, many in rural areas and towns that do not have a local theatre big enough to house our live show, is particularly exciting.”
Following their triumph playing Victoria Page in The Red Shoes, the role of Cinderella is performed by Cordelia Braithwaite and Ashley Shaw. Cinderella’s heroic Pilot, Harry, is performed by Andrew Monaghan and Edwin Ray. The Angel, Cinderella’s fairy godfather is danced by Paris Fitzpatrickand Liam Mower.
Sybil, Cinderella’s stepmother, is performed by Madelaine Brennan and Anjali Mehra. Robert, Cinderella’s father is performed by Jack Jones and Alan Vincent.
Cinderella’s step brothers and sisters and the people of 1940’s London complete the cast: Steph Billers; João Carolino; Reece Causton; Jackson Fisch; Sophia Hurdley; Jack Jones; Daisy May Kemp; Kate Lyons; Jamie McDonald; Stephen Murray; Matthew Petty; Danny Reubens; Mark Samaras; Louis Van Leer, Joe Walkling; Katie Webb, Seren Williams and Daniel Wright.
One of New Adventures’ most loved productions Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella is a thrilling and evocative love story, set in London during the Second World War.
Matthew Bourne’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time 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.
With Lez Brotherston’s sumptuous costumes and sets, which won an Olivier Award for his original designs, and lighting by Olivier Award-winning Neil Austin, Cinderella will be performed in Surround Sound, designed by Paul Groothuis and featuring a specially commissioned recording played by a 60-piece orchestra. Matthew Bourne’s vivid story telling has never been more heart-stopping and touching, and will take the audience into the heart of Prokofiev’s magnificent score, and the sights and sounds of war-torn London.