The UK theatrical premiere of the Broadway musical version of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella staged at the Hope Mill Theater in Manchester, with Six, and Juliet and Legally Blonde star Grace Maut playing the lead role of Ella.
Further casting announced.
Grace Mouat said: “I really can’t describe how excited I am to play Cinderella. It’s been my dream to be a part of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical and obviously the film is iconic! I’m in incredible company to meet and greet.” Can’t wait to launch this new edition in Manchester. ‘Impossible things are happening every day!’ pinch me!
Designer Alfie Heywood, Projection Designer George Reeve, Lighting Designer Aaron
Completing the creative team is music supervisor Leo Munby, music director Audra Kramer, including Jason Carr, set and costume designer Eli Wadowski, assistant designer Alfie Heywood, projection designer George Reeve, lighting designer Aaron J. Dotson, new music by sound designer Adam Fischer. characteristic of the system. , Associate Choreographer Cherise Renoff, Wig Designer Richard Mawbe, Assistant Costume Designer Eve Salter, Sound No. 1. Josh Evans, Casting by Jane Deitch and artwork by Steph Pine. Images by Michael Wharley and video by Umbrella Rooms.
Conspiracy advisor Sebastian suggests throwing a ball
Smart and beautiful young Ella lives in the care of her wicked, self-absorbed stepmother, Madame, and her two half-sisters Charlotte and Gabrielle. In another part of the kingdom, Prince Topper is trying to find himself and figure out his place in the world. Ella and Tofar’s different worlds come together when their scheming advisor Sebastian suggests throwing a ball so the prince can meet potential brides. Expect the unexpected in this clever retelling of the beloved fairy tale.
100 million broadcast, starring Julie Andrews in 1957
Cinderella the only musical written for television legendary duo Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (South Pacific, Carousel, The Sound of Music). Originally starring Julie Andrews in 1957, the broadcast watched by more than 100 million people, later remade for TV again in 1965 and 1997 (starring Whitney Houston and Brandi).
A press night on Sunday 6 November until 11 December
A new Broadway version premiered in 2013 with a Tony-nominated book by Douglas Carter Bean that included several new characters and songs. This will be the first time a fully staged version of the show screened in the UK (following the 2019 one-night concert edition in London). The previously postponed 2020 run of the musical will be staged this autumn at the Hope Mill Theatre. from Tuesday November 1 to Sunday December 11, with a press night on Sunday November 6.
Bill Gaiden, president of Concorde Theatricals, said
We are delighted that Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella will make its UK theatrical premiere at the Hope Mill Theatre. The modern Broadway adaptation of the classic musical features new characters, a hilarious libretto, surprising twists, and an unforgettable score from Rodgers & Hammerstein. Originally presented on television in 1957 with 107 million viewership starring Julie Andrews, the largest title in history at the time, the title has garnered audiences ever since. We look forward to Manchester theater-goers experiencing the updated avatar today. ,