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Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella
Music by Prokofiev

Following the sold-out and critical success of The Red Shoes and Sleeping Beauty, New Adventures return to Mayflower Theatre with one of their most popular and beloved productions, Matthew Bourne's CINDERELLA – a thrilling and evocative love story, set in London during the Second World War, which forms part of the company’s 30th anniversary celebrations.

Matthew Bourne’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale, has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz.

With Lez Brotherston’s sumptuous costumes and sets, which won an Olivier Award for his original designs, and lighting by Olivier Award-winning Neil Austin, CINDERELLA will be performed in Surround Sound, designed by Paul Groothuis and featuring a specially commissioned recording played by a 60 piece orchestra. Matthew Bourne’s vivid story telling has never been more heart-stopping and touching, and will take the audience into the heart of Prokofiev’s magnificent score, and the sights and sounds of war-torn London.

★★★★ 'A dazzling spectacle' The Times
'A Valentine to the Power of Love' LA Times
'Wonderful. A perfect treat. Bourne's vision is glorious' Daily Telegraph

Curtain Raiser

Students from Southampton Solent University and The University of Winchester will be performing a 15 minute curtain raiser prior to the performance on Friday 30 March at 7.30pm. This means that the running time for this evening will be 2 hours 45 mins with 1 interval.

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes including 2 intervals.

Some shows, in particular opera and ballet, do not allow latecomers to enter the auditorium once the show has started. Sometimes we may have to hold people in the foyer for a short period of time, before seating them at a particular moment that will ensure the minimum of disturbance to both cast and audience. 

Age Advice:

Parental guidance advised. No under 5s.
Some scenes may not be suitable for young children.


Contains strobe lighting.

Standard Pricing
Tue - Sat Evening £29.00 to £43.00
Thu Matinee £22.00 to £32.00
Sat Matinee £29.00 to £43.00

Discounts do not apply to Fri & Sat 7.30pm performances.

Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Executive Members £6 off top two prices at all performances.
Concessions £5 off top two prices on Tue - Thu 7.30pm performances.
Young Person Under 18 £7.50 each for Rear Circle seats on Tue-Thu 7.30pm performances.
Student Special

£12.50 each on opening night only. Available one calendar month prior to the first performance.
Student ID must be shown on entry to the performance.

Groups (10+) * £6 off each ticket. One free with every twenty. Excludes the lowest price. 
School & Young Person Groups (10+) * £7.50 each ticket on Rear Circle and Balcony seats for all performances Tue-Thu inclusive.
One free with every ten. 

*Group Bookings - not available online, please call 02380 711811 to book

Click here for further information on concessions, discounts & groups.


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