Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella on its way to The Empire

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NEW Adventures are bringing Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella to Liverpool. The production plays the Liverpool Empire from 10 – 14 April as part of a UK tour.

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.

2017 marks 20 years since Cinderella first premiered in the West End and New Adventures’ 16th consecutive Christmas season at Sadler’s Wells. Cinderella concludes a year-long celebration of work to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of New Adventures.

Performance Information

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Tuesday 10th – Saturday 14th April

Tue – Sat evenings 7.30pm, Wed & Sat matinees 2.30pm

Tickets from £12 available in person at the box office, online at atgtickets.com/liverpool* or by calling 0844 871 3017*

(*fees apply to online and telephone bookings)