1-4 March 2017
Reviewed by Lucy Gwilliam
Last night, I had the pleasure of watching Birmingham Royal Ballet’s brand new adaptation of the timeless classic, Cinderella, at the Lowry Theatre in Salford, Manchester.
We arrived to a packed-out audience, including some local celebrities including Jimmi Harkishin (Dev from Coronation Street), Shameless actor Jody Latham and model Rhian Sugden. The audience eagerly awaited the show to begin and the cast came out to rapturous applause.
The ballet, choreographed by David Bintley with music by Sergei Prokofiev, tells the story of a young woman, Cinderella, who was forced to live in the kitchen of a great house and has to wait hand and foot on her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, Skinny and Dumpy.
The show consists of three acts. Act one is the invitation to the ball, Act two, the grand ball itself and act three is the Prince’s search for Cinderella.
The performance is truly stunning, with some spectacular choreography that leaves the audience wanting more.
The performers are not only extremely talented dancers but genuinely funny actors too. The stepsisters were brilliant! I also liked the leaping lizards and funny frogs.
We are regular attendees of the Birmingham Royal Ballet performances, having seen Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty and Shakespeare Dream Bill at the Lowry theatre. Cinderella was by far my favourite of the four shows.
We had a fantastic evening and would recommend that people go to see this show, filled with great characters and excellent dance. It is quite a long show with a running time of 2 hours and 30 minutes but is worth seeing.
Tickets cost from £18 to £47 (includes booking fee).
Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Cinderella is at The Lowry until 4 March 2017. For more information or to book tickets click here or call the box office on 0843 208 6000.
The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester, M50 3AZ | 0843 208 6000