Booking Recommended: Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella at the Bristol Hippodrome

The most exciting theatrical event for this month is Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella, taking place at the Bristol Hippodrome.

This is the first time one of Matthew Bourne’s own New Adventures productions has visited the theatre.

With familiar Prokofiev music the production is set in 1940s London during the Blitz.

Matthew Bourne said “I am bringing Cinderella back and into the New Adventures repertory for the first time, not only to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the London Blitz but also as a 50th Birthday present to myself! It has always been a very special project for me and I have for many years now wanted the UK to see the revised version of the production that we made for the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles in 1999. Many years have passed since that production, which no longer exists in the physical sense, so I am delighted to be able to present this brand new production which incorporates some of the LA revisions, and many new ones. My Grandparents and my Mum and Dad lived a couple of streets away from each other in the East End throughout the nightly onslaught of The Blitz. Cinderella is also my personal tribute to them”

Cinderella will be at the theatre from Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 May 2011.

Tickets from £15.50