Cinderella in-the-round

Royal Albert Hall, London
06 - 16 Jun
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.

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MEET THE PRINCIPAL CAST

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Please note that casting is subject to change

Emma Hawes

Cinderella

Francesco Gabriele Frola

Prince Guillaume

Ken Saruhashi

Benjamin

Tiffany Hedman

Stepmother Hortensia

Precious Adams

Stepsister Edwina

Crystal Costa

Stepsister Clementine

Orlando Jopling

Conductor

CREATIVE TEAM

Christopher Wheeldon

Choreography

Sergei Prokofiev

Music

Craig Lucas

Libretto

Julian Crouch

Design

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
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Reviews


“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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Please note that casting is subject to change

The Royal Albert Hall, Fri 14 June 2019, 2pm

Emma Hawes

Cinderella

Francesco Gabriele Frola

Prince Guillaume

Ken Saruhashi

Benjamin

Tiffany Hedman

Stepmother Hortensia

Precious Adams

Stepsister Edwina

Crystal Costa

Stepsister Clementine

Orlando Jopling

Conductor

The Royal Albert Hall, Fri 14 June 2019, 7.30pm

Maria Kochetkova

Cinderella

Jeffrey Cirio

Prince Guillaume

Barry Drummond

Benjamin

Begoña Cao

Stepmother Hortensia

Fernanda Oliveira

Stepsister Edwina

Shiori Kase

Stepsister Clementine

Gavin Sutherland

Conductor

The Royal Albert Hall, Sat 15 June 2019, 2pm

Erina Takahashi

Cinderella

Joseph Caley

Prince Guillaume

Barry Drummond

Benjamin

Sarah Kundi

Stepmother Hortensia

Alison McWhinney

Stepsister Edwina

Anjuli Hudson

Stepsister Clementine

Gavin Sutherland

Conductor

The Royal Albert Hall, Sat 15 June 2019, 7.30pm

Alina Cojocaru

Cinderella

Isaac Hernández

Prince Guillaume

Jeffrey Cirio

Benjamin

Tamara Rojo CBE

Stepmother Hortensia

Emma Hawes

Stepsister Edwina

Katja Khaniukova

Stepsister Clementine

Gavin Sutherland

Conductor

The Royal Albert Hall, Sun 16 June 2019, 2.30pm

Emma Hawes

Cinderella

Francesco Gabriele Frola

Prince Guillaume

Ken Saruhashi

Benjamin

Tiffany Hedman

Stepmother Hortensia

Precious Adams

Stepsister Edwina

Crystal Costa

Stepsister Clementine

Orlando Jopling

Conductor

Cinderella in-the-round