English National Ballet and English National Ballet School present My First Ballet: Cinderella, a reimagined version of the classic fairy-tale created especially for children as young as three. Adapted to an hour in length and with a narrator to help young audiences follow the story, My First Ballet: Cinderella is the perfect introduction to the magic of ballet.

My First Ballet: Cinderella opens in Dartford on 6 April 2017 before embarking on a national tour to The Peacock, London (11-22 April), New Theatre Oxford (28 & 29 April), Liverpool Empire (5 & 6 May), New Wimbledon Theatre (13 & 14 May), Bristol Hippodrome (20 & 21 May), and New Victoria Theatre Woking (26 & 27 May). The production will also return in July for an additional run of summer performances at The Peacock, London (18-23 July) and Manchester Opera House (26-30 July).

This production tells the story of Cinderella, who is tormented by her stepsisters and not allowed to attend the Prince’s ball. Left behind to an evening of chores, she is visited by her Fairy Godmother who transforms her into a Princess who shall go to the ball.

Choreographed by George Williamson, award-winning former student of English National Ballet School, My First Ballet: Cinderella is part of the My First Ballet series which enters its sixth year in 2017. Since its inception in 2012, over 200,000 people have enjoyed the series which has included the hugely successful My First Ballet: Swan Lake, Coppélia and Sleeping Beauty.

The My First Ballet series is performed by second year students of English National Ballet School, providing them with valuable rehearsal and performance experience within a professional touring company.

Choreographer George Williamson, said: “Cinderella was the first production I created in the series, and I’m thrilled to be revisiting the choreography and reworking it for a brand new audience. I’m proud to be working with English National Ballet and the School to lead the way in creating tailor made productions for children, offering what for many will be their first experience of a ballet performance.”

To coincide with My First Ballet: Cinderella, English National Ballet will host on-stage creative dance workshops, aimed to provide a gateway into the world of ballet. Children and their parents/ guardians will have the opportunity to learn extracts from the production with English National Ballet dance artists and get up close to costumes and scenery. For more information, please go to www.ballet.org.uk/myfirstballet

English National Ballet School Summer Performances return this year to New Wimbledon Theatre 7-8 July. Tickets go on sale Monday 24 April.

Listings Information

Orchard Theatre, Dartford
6 – 8 April 2017
Box Office: 01322 220000
Tickets: £15 - £20 www.ballet.org.uk/myfirstballet

The Peacock, London
11 April – 22 April 2017
Box Office: 020 7863 8000
Tickets: £10 - £25 www.ballet.org.uk/myfirstballet

New Theatre, Oxford
28 April – 29 April 2017
Box Office: 0844 871 3020
Tickets: £11.50 - £29.40 www.ballet.org.uk/myfirstballet

Liverpool Empire
5 May – 6 May 2017
Box Office: 0844 871 3017
Tickets: £11.50 - £29.40 www.ballet.org.uk/myfirstballet

New Wimbledon Theatre
13 May – 14 May 2017
Box Office: 0844 871 7646
Tickets: £11.50 - £29.40 www.ballet.org.uk/myfirstballet

The Bristol Hippodrome
20 – 21 May 2017
Box Office: 0844 871 3012
Tickets: £11.50 - £29.40 www.ballet.org.uk/myfirstballet

New Victoria Theatre, Woking
26 – 27 May 2017
Box Office: 0844 871 7645
Tickets: £11.50 - £29.40 www.ballet.org.uk/myfirstballet

The Peacock, London
18 – 23 July 2017
Box Office: 020 7863 8000
Tickets: £10 - £25 www.ballet.org.uk/myfirstballet

Manchester Opera House
26 – 30 July 2017
Tickets on sale late February
For more information, see: www.ballet.org.uk/myfirstballet

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