The Ryman Healthcare Season of


3 Aug - 3 Sep 2022

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Soloist Katherine Skelton. Photo: Ross Brown.

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story.  Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
Loughlan Prior, Choreographer


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Dates and times

Wellington, 03 August - 06 August

St James Theatre

Wednesday 3rd August 7:30pm

Thursday 4th August 7:30pm

Friday 5th August 7:30pm Pre-Performance Talk

Saturday 6th August 7:30pm Warm Up, Curtain Up

Auckland, 10 August - 13 August

Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre

Wednesday 10th August 7:30pm

Thursday 11th August 7:30pm

Friday 12th August 7:30pm Pre-Performance Talk

Saturday 13th August 7:30pm Warm Up, Curtain Up

Napier, 20 August - 21 August

Municipal Theatre

Saturday 20th August 7:30pm Warm Up, Curtain Up

Sunday 21st August 1:30pm

Christchurch, 25 August - 28 August

Isaac Theatre Royal

Thursday 25th August 7:30pm

Friday 26th August 7:30pm Pre-Performance Talk

Saturday 27th August 7:30pm Warm Up, Curtain Up

Sunday 28th August 1:30pm Audio Described Performance

Dunedin, 03 September

Regent Theatre

Saturday 3rd September 7:30pm Audio Described Performance and Warm Up, Curtain Up

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Loughlan Prior


Claire Cowan

Set and costume design

Emma Kingsbury

Lighting design

Jeremy Fern


Orchestra Wellington, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

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