Cast and creatives have been confirmed for new musical play The Brothers Grimm Present: Cinderella at the Barn Theatre.
The show will have its premiere at the Cirencester venue from 16 November 2021 – 2 January 2022.
Based on the folk tale of Cinderella from the Brothers Grimm’s Grimms’ Fairy Tales, the production was originally planned to debut in Winter 2020 as part of the theatre’s 2020 Built by Barn Season but was postponed due to the pandemic.
Wilhelm and Jakob are the ultimate odd couple. They are the Brothers Grimm. It’s late and the brothers are arguing.
A young girl appears, Cinderella and we are launched into a tale of kindness, cruelty, music and magic, slippers, pumpkins, and wolves. Blending song, illusion, and puppetry this production will be Cinderella as you’ve always known it but never seen before.
The Brothers Grimm Present: Cinderella is written by Alan Pollock who previously brought Christmas Carol starring Patrick Ryecart and Peter Pan starring Waylon Jacobs to the Barn Theatre’s winter seasons.
Music is composed and arranged by Tarek Merchant, with the premiere production featuring direction by Francesca Goodridge, design by Cory Shipp, musical direction by Dylan Townley, movement direction by Jodie Cole and Christina Fulcher, casting direction by Polly Jerrold, lighting design by Sam Rowcliffe-Tanner, sound design by Harry Smith and animation by Barn Digital Media.
The full actor-musician cast of the production are: Jesse Ashby (Mr Tipsy’s Down the Hatch) as Jakob, The Father, Regent, Scarecrow and Stepmother, Matthew Romain (Holes) as Wilhelm, Tom and Prince, Tanya Bridgeman (Shoes to Fill, Off West End Commendation) as Girl (Cinderella), Emily Panes (Spectra) as Anastasia and Jester 1, Anna Fordham (Women in Power) as Drusilla and Jester 2, Elzbieta Kalicka (theatrical debut) and Celia Cruwys-Finnigan (The Secret Garden) as Ensemble.
Tickets are now on sale from £11.50, with family ticket deals and school offerings available at barntheatre.org.uk.