If the slipper fits, you're Cinders!

Published: 17 January 2020
Reporter: David Upton

Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester is looking for the star of its 2020 production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

William Whelton, executive director explains: “as a northern venue, it is important we nurture and develop talent in the regions.

“So if you are a talented young performer, newly-trained or currently studying musical theatre then we’d love to hear from you.”

Applicants need to be available from April 13 to June 13 and must be 17 or over at that time.

Cinderella will be cast by Jane Deitch. Anyone interested can register for a chance to attend auditions at Hope Mill on Sunday February 2 by sending a CV and a brief note about themselves to [email protected]. Applicants will be notified by January 24 if they have a place. Applicants will also be considered for other roles.

The production will run at Hope Mill from May 9 to June 6 and then at Clonter Opera Theatre, Cheshire the following week.

It is the only musical written for the television by the legendary duo behind South Pacific, Carousel and The Sound of Music. Originally broadcast live in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, the broadcast was watched by more than 100 million people before subsequently being remade for TV again in 1965 and 1997 (starring Whitney Houston).

This new Broadway version premièred in 2013 featuring several fresh characters and songs. It will be the first time a fully-staged version has been performed in the UK.