Theatre Preview: Cinderella Ballet to enchant audiences at Grand Opera House

Northern Ballet will return to the Grand Opera House from 5 to 8 November with a stunning new adaptation of Cinderella.

Following incredible success with their full length production of The Great Gatsby, David Nixon’s new ballet, set within a fantasy world of Imperial Russia, sees Cinderella’s life turned upside down following the death of her father.

Northern Ballet, renowned for creating unique interpretations of classic stories, lends new magic and wonder to this traditional tale which sees Cinderella, after falling subject to the coldness and cruelty of her step mother, and kept as a servant by her family, transform her destiny once again following a magical encounter in a market place. As romance blossoms, can Prince Charming see beyond the servant girl and fall in love with the real Cinderella? A magician will replace the Fairy Godmother as one of the central protagonists, and in preparation for the live magic tricks that will feature throughout the production, Northern Ballet’s dancers have been learning magic and circus skills.

David explains, “My Cinderella strays far from the pantomime interpretation. Amidst all the action, magic and fun lies the story of a real woman and man who must travel their separate roads to ultimate happiness.”

Audiences will be transformed to a fantastical Russian-inspired winter wonderland and opulent ballroom set designs created by Duncan Hayler. With a new score from Philip Feeney played live by the Northern Ballet Sinfonia you will not want to miss this unforgettable ballet.

Tickets begin at £13.50 and can be purchased online at, via telephone on 9024 1919 or in person at the theatre Box Office located in the foyer.IMG_2031.JPG

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