Preview: Scottish Ballet in Cinderella

Scottish Ballet's new Cinderella

Scottish Ballet's new Cinderella

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A VERY different retelling of the story of Cinderella can be found at The Festival Theatre, Nicolson Street, next month, when Scottish Ballet bring their glittering new version of tale to the Capital.

Choreographed by Scottish Ballet’s chief executive and artistic director Christopher Hampson, this dazzling rendition of the timeless rags-to-riches story was first performed by Royal New Zealand Ballet in 2007.

Discover the enchanted, sparkling world of Cinderella in, what is, the European premiere of this production.

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 aside kind and beautiful Cinderella in favour of her two nasty step sisters.

The course of true love never did run smooth but Cinderella does meet her prince and romance blossoms.

Set to Prokofiev’s iconic score, performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra, Scottish Ballet’s new Cinderella features luxurious costumes and extravagant sets by designer Tracy Grant Lord, who also collaborated with Hampson on his production of Romeo and Juliet.

Cinderella, Festival Theatre, Nicolson Street, 5-31 December, 7.30pm (matinees 2pm), £13.50-£42.50, 0131-529 6000