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Ashley Page (2005)

Ashley Page's vivid reworking of the much-loved fairytale makes a welcome return to the stage. Antony McDonald's unmistakable sumptuous designs transport the heroine's search for happiness to a decadent Vivienne Westwood meets Andy Warhol 18th Century France, with Scottish Ballet's phenomenally talented dancers bringing this unforgettable tale to life.

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Choreography: Ashley Page
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Design: Antony McDonald



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What the press said

"A sumptuous, sparky romantic fairy-tale with dazzling designs and meaningfully inventive choreography 5*"
The Herald

"Witty and gorgeous"
The Sunday Herald

“Every inch as good as all the praise that has been heaped upon it, a zingy contemporary take on a classic, beautifully danced, sumptuously costumed, and with a very fine orchestra on top form in the pit.”
The Herald

“A visual delight, it just about has it all. Even those sceptical about ballet will come away spellbound – 4*"
Daily Record

“A riot of clever postmodern ideas and an entire paintbox of colours, shapes and patterns… a fun evening - 4*”
The Times

“Magnificent, fizzing with choreographic invention throughout and danced with pride and panache – go. 5*”
The Herald

“This is a fashionista’s paradise of lace and crinoline, colour and fabric... Every phrase looks fresh-minted.”
The Guardian

“This Cinderella is a tremendous hit and deserves to be seen by everyone, especially those who believe they can’t stand ballet. It is showbiz at its best. 5*”
Daily Mail

“You would have to be a very wicked stepmother indeed not to fall under its lurid spell. 4*”
Sunday Herald

“Combining astutely crafted and thrillingly varied choreography with fabulously colourful costumes, a touch of wicked humour and Prokofiev’s most romantic music. The result is a magnificent production for all ages of a heart-squeezingly uplifting fable about the value and power of true love.”
The Observer

“A bright, respectful new classic, with a witty neon twist - 4*.”


Cinderella tour 2010/11 

Theatre Royal Glasgow
Tue 14 – Fri 31 December 2010
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Wed 12 – Sat 15 January 2011
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
Wed 19 – Sat 22 January 2011 
Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
Wed 26 – Sat 29 January 2011 
Grand Opera House, Belfast
Wed 2 – Sat 5 February 2011

Cinderella tour 2006/2007

Glasgow Theatre Royal
Saturday 9 to Saturday 30 December 2006
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Thursday 4 to Saturday 13 January 2007  
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Wednesday 24 to Saturday 27 January 2007 
Grand Opera House, Belfast
Tuesday 6 to Saturday 10 February 2007 
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
Wednesday 14 to Saturday 17 February 2007

Cinderella tour 2005/2006

Glasgow Theatre Royal
Tuesday 13 December - Sat 31 December 2005 
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Wednesday 4 January - Saturday 14 January 2006
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
Tuesday 17 January - Saturday 21 January 2006
The Regent Theatre, Stoke
Wednesday 8 March - Saturday 11 March 2006
Sadler's Wells 
Tuesday 14 to Saturday 18 March 2006

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