Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella to run at Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre

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Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella will run at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre in 2020.

The production will mark the UK theatrical premiere of the piece, following a recent staged concert at London’s Cadogan Hall.


Originally written for television in the 1950s, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella held its premiere on Broadway in 2013.

The first full UK production will run at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre from 9 May through to 6 June. Tickets go on sale December 3. The production will go on to open at Cheshire’s Clonter Opera Theatre from June 9 through to June 14.

Based on the iconic fairytale of the same name, Cinderella features some of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including ‘In My Own Little Corner’, ‘Impossible/It’s Possible’ and ‘Ten Minutes Ago’.

A synopsis of the show reads:

The smart and beautiful young Ella lives in the care of her wicked, self-absorbed stepmother Madame and Madame’s two daughters, Charlotte and Gabrielle. Ella’s only friends in the world are the animals in the woods, “Crazy Marie” and the revolutionary student Jean-Michel.

Meanwhile in another part of the kingdom, Prince Topher is trying to find himself and learn his place in the kingdom. When his scheming advisor Sebastian suggests throwing a Ball so the Prince can meet potential brides, Ella and Topher’s different worlds come together. Expect the unexpected in this clever retelling of the beloved fairytale.

Joseph Houston will direct with choreography by William Whelton, set and costume design by Elly Wdowski, orchestrations by Jason Carr, projection design by George Reeves, lighting design by Aaron Dootson and casting by Jane Deitch.

The production will be holding open auditions to fill the title role.

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