Cinderella transforms the @lyricbelfast into a magical world.

The Lyric Theatre transforms its stage into the magical world of Cinderella this month!

Don your glad rags, put your best slipper forward and go to the Lyric for the most popular Christmas title of them all.

Starring Belfast actress, Naomi Rocke as Cinderella this visually stunning musical version of the classic rags to riches fairy-tale will wow kids and adults alike.

Condemned by her ugly step-sisters to a grim life among the kitchen ashes, Cinderella makes some new, furry friends – Ears, Teeth, Claws, Tail and Whiskers. Yes, they’re a bunch of colourful rats who, when they aren’t hunting scraps of food, love to sing and dance and they are determined that beautiful Cinderella goes to the Ball.

The mainly local cast who double-up as rats and royalty include two actors from the recent Lyric show Pride & Prejudice – the Musical: Richard Clements and Christina Nelson, who also starred in last year’s Hansel + Grettel. They are joined by Welsh actor Michael Conway who plays Prince Charming, Orla Mullan, from Co Derry and Belfast actor Tommy Wallace (Molly Wobbly) who complete the dazzling cast line-up.

Set and costume are designed by the very talented Robin Peoples, who brought the sumptuous musical Pride & Prejudice to life and music is composed and directed by Oliver Payne.

Richard Croxford, who directs Cinderella, described it as “the only show for kids this Christmas”.

“Cinderella has always been a firm favourite for young and older audiences and this version written by Mike Kenny is a truly charming adaptation of the classic fairy-tale. It has been given a lovely twist in that the story we all know and love is told by the rats who live in Cinderella’s house. This sparkling production will pull the heart-strings of all who see it and with our fine ensemble of actors and fabulous set, this Christmas show is ‘gonna rock’.”

With schools prices, family tickets and group discounts available, the Lyric’s Christmas show is suitable for ages 4 plus and is bound to enchant all ages.

Cinderella runs on the Danske Bank Stage from 24 November 2013 to 5 January 2014. Tickets are £18 for adults and £12.50 for children or buy a Family Ticket for less than £54.50 (1 adult and 3 children or 2 adults and 2 children).

To book contact the Lyric box office on 028 9038 1081 or online at www.lyrictheatre.co.uk

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Post Author: Belfast Times

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