- Thu 30, Fri 31 August & Sat 1 September.
- Festival Theatre
- Fri 7.30pm | Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm
- 2 hrs 50 mins
- £46 - £12
The legendary Mariinsky Ballet brings Charles Perrault’s classic fairytale to the Festival, in this large-scale production that offers a sumptuous mix of engrossing storytelling and grand classical ballet with a fresh contemporary twist.
Cinderella is forbidden from going to the ball, and instead is forced to do the dirtiest household chores. When an old tramp appears and Cinderella takes pity on her, she reveals herself to be a fairy and grants Cinderella her greatest wish – it seems she will go to the ball after all.
But there is one condition: she must leave by midnight or the magic spell will be broken.
Artist in Residence with American Ballet Theatre and former Director of the Bolshoi Ballet, Alexei Ratmansky is one of the most sought after choreographers in the world. His exquisite and inventive choreography blends classical ballet with innovative movement that is full of wit, charm and character.
Complete with a full corps de ballet, the dancers’ every movement is highlighted and intensified by Prokofiev’s gorgeous musical score performed live by the Mariinsky Orchestra and led by the great Valery Gergiev. Prepare to be captivated, entranced and enchanted in equal measure.
‘Spectacular... aptly captures the magic and hope of the well-known fairytale. In short, it is genius.’
Music by Sergei Prokofiev
Valery Gergiev Music director and conductor
Ilya Utkin and Yeveny Monakhov Set designers
Elena Markovskaya Costume designer
Gleb Filshtinsky Lighting designer
Photo: Valentin Baranovsky
Tickets for EIF events can be booked:
Online at www.eif.co.uk
Over the phone on 0131 473 2000
In person at the Festival Theatre, 13/29 Nicolson St, EH8 9FT (10am - 6pm Mon to Sat, or until curtain up on performance nights)