2:00 pm | $12/$10 members/$6 children | 1hr 55min
One of the world’s most imaginative choreographers, Matthew Bourne, has taken his turn with Cinderella (with the lush score by Sergei Prokofiev) a classic work from the modern Russian ballet tradition but with a distinctly English flavor. Captured live in December 2017 during its sold-out Christmas-time run at London’s storied Sadler’s Wells Theatre, this production is a thrilling and evocative love story, set in London during WWII. 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.
Cinderella features Ashley Shaw as the title character; Andrew Monaghan as Harry, the Pilot and Liam Mower as The Angel—does this indicate the plot is a Cinderella-like story rather than the Perrault marzipan version? With Lez Brotherston’s sumptuous costumes and sets, which won an Olivier Award for his original designs, lighting by Olivier Award-winning Neil Austin and video and projection designed by Duncan McLean, 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. The LA Times called the production: “A Valentine to the power of love.”
Dance Film Sundays, a series which started in June 2010 under the auspices of the Rosendale Theatre Collective, are held on the 2nd Sunday of every month at Rosendale Theatre.