Cinderella in-the-round

Royal Albert Hall, London
06 - 16 Jun

Christopher Wheeldon restages his sparkling production in-the-round.

The classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale becomes a truly spectacular ballet, as the Royal Albert Hall is brought to life with over 90 dancers, a live orchestra, and plenty of surprises.

Enter an enchanting kingdom where forest creatures live alongside princes, a growing tree appears to dance in the wind, and Cinderella’s wit and generosity get her to the ball – with the help of a little bit of magic.

This inventive production combines magnificent sets and costumes, surprising theatrical tricks and lively choreography to delight, move and astound – all to the melodious tunes of Prokofiev’s sublime score, performed by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon originally created Cinderella to great acclaim for Dutch National Ballet and San Francisco Ballet: he and his collaborators now adapt it for English National Ballet and the grand space of the Royal Albert Hall.

Funny, breathtakingly magical and tender.
New York Times on Cinderella (for San Francisco Ballet)
Main image: Emma Hawes and Francesco Gabriele Frola © Jason Bell. Art Direction and Design Charlotte Wilkinson Studio.


Christopher Wheeldon


Sergei Prokofiev


Craig Lucas


Julian Crouch


Natasha Katz

Lighting Design

Basil Twist

Puppetry Design

Daniel Brodie

Projection Design

Jacquelin Barrett

Assistant to the Choreographer

Jason Fowler

Guest Repetiteur

Sandrine Leroy

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