Prepare to be enchanted by a ballet filled with beauty. The Vienna Festival Ballet hopes to dazzle an audience at Cheltenham's Bacon Theatre next Saturday with a classical production of Cinderella.
The troupe has been producing classical ballet tours for more than 30 years and in recent times have made biannual visits to the Dean Close School venue.
It's a familiar tale. A mistreated young girl, two comical ugly step-sisters, a glass slipper and a handsome young prince come together in a classical fairytale romance that's suitable for all ages.
A musical score has been put together especially for this show by the renowned conductor and musical director, Chris Nicolls. He has borrowed from some of the great Italian composer Rossini's most famous operatic achievements including La Cenerentola, the Italian Girl in Algiers and Silken Ladder which all add to the magical fantasy world of Cinderella.
The newly arranged score has also been recorded for the company by the leading orchestra in Kosice, Slovakia, conducted by Nicolls himself. Waterman, marketing manager at the Bacon Theatre, said: "With elegant costumes, beautiful staging, talented and supple dancers, and all the essential elements of one of the best-known rags-to-riches fairy tales; Cinderella is sure to touch the hearts of the whole family."
Cinderella is at the Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham, tomorrow at 7.30pm. Tickets: £18.50 (£17.50); child £13. Call: 01242 258002