Previewed: English National Ballet presents Cinderella at the Palace Theatre

Katja Khaniukova and Jeffrey Cirio in Cinderella-in-the-round image courtesy Laurent Liotardo

The English National Ballet present Cinderella at Manchester’s Palace Theatre as it continues its 70th anniversary season tour.

English National Ballet was founded in 1950 as London Festival Ballet by the great English Dancers Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin, since playing a huge role in the growth and history of ballet in the UK.

Following Christopher Wheeldon’s colourful in-the-round restaging of Cinderella for performances at the Royal Albert Hall in June 2019, English National Ballet bring the proscenium arch version of the ballet to Manchester’s Palace Theatre next week.

The inventive production combines magnificent sets and costumes, beautiful choreography, and Prokofiev’s sublime score performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

As part of its 70th Anniversary Season, English National Ballet are celebrating and thanking its touring communities by giving away 70 tickets in each of the 4 cities it is touring to. Working with its partner venues, these tickets are being distributed to individuals who are making a positive impact in their community. To thank its audiences and fans, English National Ballet will also give a ‘Golden Ticket’ for a special English National Ballet experience to one audience member per performance throughout the tour. Opportunities will include behind-the-scenes tours, complimentary tickets, and meet and greets.

Alongside performances, English National Ballet will host a range of workshops and events throughout the tour, aimed to provide a gateway into the world of ballet and the productions the Company is touring this season. Activities include dance workshops for all ages, live drawing and behind-the-scenes talks. For more details, see the English National Ballet website.

When does Cinderella run at the Palace Theatre?

English National Ballet present Cinderella at Manchester’s Palace Theatre from 17-19 October 2019.

Katja Khaniukova and Jeffrey Cirio in Cinderella-in-the-round image courtesy Laurent Liotardo

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Author: Michelle Swift