Hope Mill Theatre to stage UK theatrical premiere of the Broadway version of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella in 2020!

Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester has today announced the UK theatrical premiere of the Broadway version of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, which will run at Hope Mill Theatre from Saturday 9th May to Saturday 6th June 2020, before transferring to Clonter Opera Theatre in Cheshire from Tuesday 9th to Sunday 14th June 2020.

Cinderella will be the first musical produced by A Factory of Creativity – the charity recently formed to take over the running of Hope Mill Theatre. Hope Mill Theatre co-founders Joseph Houston and William Whelton will direct and choreograph the production, respectively.

This will be the first time a fully-staged version of the revised 2013 Broadway version of the classic show has been performed in the UK (following a recent one-night concert version in London).

Ted Chapin, President of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, said:

“I am thrilled that the modern Broadway version of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella will be getting its U.K. theatrical premiere at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester.  Yes, the tale is tried-and-true, and yes, Ella of the Cinders has inspired many an adaptation, but there is only one time that the great team of Rodgers and Hammerstein put her squarely in their focus – and it took many years after the U.S. television premiere to find a proper theatrical footing.  When this version opened on Broadway in 2013, its tagline was “Glass slippers are so back.”  With a wink to the Cinderella traditions of the past – except pantos! – and a solid foot in a world where people take more control over their own lives, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella has already charmed new generations of musical theater enthusiasts.”

Produced by A Factory of Creativity for Hope Mill Theatre, the production will feature set and costume design by Elly Wdowski, orchestrations by Jason Carr, projection design by George Reeves, LX design by Aaron Dootson, and casting by Jane Deitch.

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