The final show in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Home from Home series is an old-fashioned, family friendly treat. Filmed at Birmingham Hippodrome in 2010 this is a sumptuous version of the story choreographed by Sir David Bintley and set to Prokofiev’s score. The original production got some fine reviews with praise for Elisha Willis’ downtrodden Cinders and its pantomime style Ugly Sisters, as well as giant lizards, mice and frogs. Created to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary it should still look fresh and spritely.
Sir David Bintley’s enchanting fairytale ballet, set to Sergei Prokofiev’s sumptuous score, captures every imagination with its magical mix of dance, spectacular costumes and scenery by designer John Macfarlane, and a cast of characters from the fairy godmother and step sisters to a mythical world of mice, lizards and even a dancing frog. This family-friendly production was filmed during the premiere run of the ballet at Birmingham Hippodrome in 2010 and featured as the BBC Christmas ballet that year. It stars Elisha Willis as Cinderella, Iain Mackay as the Prince and Marion Tait as the Stepmother; the Royal Ballet Sinfonia is conducted by Music Director Koen Kessels. The broadcast of Cinderella will be free to watch; but in lieu of a ticket, if you feel you can, we would be delighted to receive donations; all donations help us deliver the amazing work we do both on and off the stage, and we are very grateful for any support given.