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Cinderella at Nottingham Theatre Royal
Cinderella at Nottingham Theatre Royal

The BELLE of the ball is to star in a stunning new production at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal - as Panto fever heats up.

Matthew Bourne’s adaptation throws the spotlight on Cinderella’s journey through London during the Second World War.

His 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, this production was created to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the London Blitz.

Cinderella is both a tribute and a testament to the spirit of London during a time when every second counted and lives were changed forever.

Bourne said the story was one which is personal: “My grandparents and my mum and dad lived a couple of streets away from each other in the East End throughout the nightly onslaught of the Blitz. Cinderella is also my personal tribute to them.”

The production shows from Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th January.

Performances at 7.30pm with matinee times on Wednesday at 2pm and Saturday at 2.30pm.

Tickets range from £14-£37.50 with concessions available.

For further information contact the box office on 0115 989 5555 or visit www.trch.co.uk