BRB Cinderella to be streamed online

Published: 31 July 2020
Reporter: Vera Liber

Cinderella: Artists of BRB as Stars Credit: Bill Cooper
Delia Mathews as Winter in Cinderella Credit: Bill Cooper
Max Maslen as the Frog Coachman in Cinderella Credit: Bill Cooper

David Bintley’s fairytale ballet Cinderella, set to Sergei Prokofiev’s score, will be broadcast in full on Birmingham Royal Ballet’s web site and Facebook page for the end of its Home from Home series at 7PM on Tuesday 25 August and then be available to watch for seven days.

Bintley’s production with costumes and scenery by designer John Macfarlane, was filmed during the première run of the ballet at Birmingham Hippodrome in 2010 and featured as the BBC Christmas ballet that year. It stars Elisha Willis as Cinderella, Iain Mackay as the Prince and Marion Tait as the Stepmother; the Royal Ballet Sinfonia is conducted by Music Director Koen Kessels.

Cinderella will tour the UK in 2021. The broadcast will be free to watch but BRB are asking viewers to consider making a donation to the company.

BRB, under the directorship of Carlos Acosta, expects to return to training in Birmingham from the beginning of August 2020. News of a programme of live autumn performances is to be be announced soon.