Cinderella Goes On Tour


‘An absolute joy. The best 75 minutes I’ve spent in ages”’ – The Guardian, Flora Wilson

‘The entire show is a treat’ – The Stage, George Hall

Buxton International Festival’s sell-out production of Pauline Viardot’s miniature operetta, Cinderella, is to tour in February 2023, the festival’s first ever touring production.

The elegant retelling of the classic fairy-tale, which received five-star reviews at Buxton International Festival in 2021, will visit:

The Lowry, Salford Quays – Friday 3 and Saturday 4 February – BOOK NOW

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry – Tuesday 7 February On sale ON SALE Dec 2022

Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield – Thursday 9 and Friday 10 February ON SALE 30 Nov 2022

Norwich Theatre Playhouse, Norwich – Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February – BOOK NOW

The family-friendly chamber opera, which stars seven singers and a pianist, will be directed by Laura Attridge and conducted by Iwan Davies with Nikki Martin in the title role and Camilla Seale as her Prince Charming.  The simple but inspired production, designed by Anna Orton, is sung in French (with English surtitles) with English dialogue.  Power house composer Pauline Viardot has only recently come back into vogue, but she was revered in her lifetime, as Berlioz put it, as “one of the greatest artists in the history of music”. She sang, she played the piano, she hosted artistic soirees and, after retiring from the stage, she focused on composing. Two hundred songs and several operettas later, Cinderella is thought to be one of her finest.

Commenting, Buxton’s CEO Michael Williams said: “Cinderella was an absolute knock out with audiences at the 2021 festival. It has a score where sumptuous melodies abound, vocal lines soar, and the Cinderella tale is told with a smile.   We are immensely proud to take it out on the road next year, the first time the festival has been in a position to tour a home-grown show, and feel certain it will be loved by all who see it.”