Christopher Hampson’s Cinderella returns to our stage. Acclaimed New Zealand designer Tracy Grant Lord’s sumptuous costumes and lavish sets draw you into a glittering fantasy world.
In her grief, the young Cinderella plants a rose at her mother’s graveside. When her father remarries, the future seems bleaker than ever. Her wicked stepmother is intent on pushing kind and beautiful Cinderella aside in favour of her two nasty step-sisters. The course of true love never did run smooth, but in this best loved of all fairy tales, Cinderella meets her prince.
Dazzling against the light and dark of Prokofiev’s powerful score, this ravishing interpretation of the timeless rags to riches romance is everything you could wish for and more.
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 20 minutes including 2 intervals