English National Ballet: Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella at the Palace Theatre

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
English National Ballet: Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella at the Palace Theatre
Image courtesy of Palace Theatre

English National Ballet - Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella at Palace Theatre, Manchester, 17–19 October 2019, from £13.00 - Book now

With over 40 world-class dancers, Prokofiev’s sublime musical score and Christopher Wheeldon’s Tony Award-winning choreography, the English National Ballet bring the enchanting story of Cinderella to the Palace Theatre, Manchester.

Christopher Wheeldon originally created his critical acclaimed restaging of Cinderella in 2012 for the San Francisco Ballet and the Dutch National Ballet. Following the huge success of the in-the-round production at the Royal Albert Hall earlier in 2019, this is the perfect opportunity for Northern audiences to catch this spectacular ballet on The Palace’s picture-frame proscenium arch.

The perfect opportunity for Northern audiences to catch this spectacular ballet

Celebrating their 70th Anniversary Season, the English National Ballet has a long and illustrious history, renowned for taking ballet to the widest audience possible. The company have toured nationally and internationally and taken ballet to festival audiences at Latitude and Glastonbury. Alongside the production of Cinderella, the English National Ballet will also host a range of events, which will include dance workshops, live drawing and behind-the-scenes talks, aimed to provide a gateway into the world of ballet.

Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella at the Palace Theatre
Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella – Image courtesy of the English National Ballet.

 

A wonderfully inventive production, Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella blends sumptuous set and costumes, gorgeous choreography and Prokofiev’s jubilant score performed live by the English National Ballet Philharmonic.

Let Cinderella’s story transport you to another world, an enchanting kingdom where forest creatures live alongside princes. With a sprinkling of magic, a generous amount of elegance and a good dose of wit, Cinderella will go to the ball.

An unmissable night at the ballet

Lavish set design and clever theatrical trickery paired with Wheeldon’s slick neo-classical choreography, make this production one of our top picks.

Recommended for ages eight and over, Cinderella has two intervals and a running time of two hours and thirty minutes.

Sharp and lively choreography, a wonderfully fantastical story, a great Russian score, and the sheer brilliance and grace of the English National Ballet company make this an unmissable night at the ballet.

English National Ballet - Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella at Palace Theatre, Manchester

17–19 October 2019
From £13.00

Dates and Times

  • 17 October 2019, 7:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • 18 October 2019, 2:00 pm–4:30 pm
  • 18 October 2019, 7:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Always double check dates and times with the venue before making a special visit