Cinderella in-the-round

Royal Albert Hall, London
Age guidance: 8+
2 hours 30 minutes
including two intervals
Christopher Wheeldon restages his sparkling production in-the-round.

The classic fairy tale becomes a truly spectacular ballet at the Royal Albert Hall with English National Ballet’s biggest production to date.

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. With over 130 dancers working on the production, a live orchestra, and plenty of surprises, it’s sure to be magical.

A magical production
Financial Times

Presented by Royal Albert Hall and English National Ballet

Click here for Cinderella in Manchester and Southampton, Autumn 2019.

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

Guest Repetiteur

Oliver Haller

Costume Associate

Frank McCullough

Scenic Associate

Gabriel Aronson

Projection Associate

Michael Odam

Lighting Associate

Dan Street

Lighting Programmer

Leo Flint

Video Programmer

Sungho Jeong

Video Operation


“There’s magic in ENB’s new in-the-round staging... a story full of dark fantasy that’s high on romance with a strong original feel”
“There is no shortage of spectacle”
“A spectacular show, full of colour, humour and romance”

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