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Review: Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella at the Birmingham Hippodrome

9 Feb 18

Cinderella must be one of the very first stories.

The tale of a young girl, mother dead, downtrodden by a stepmother and two nasty stepsisters and ignored by her weak father who now has a new family is universal and strikes a deep-seated nerve. Everyone can empathise with what it is to be cast aside and ignored. And now Matthew Bourne, whose Swan Lake famously rewrote the ballet rulebook, has turned his sights on this other archetypal tale, and …

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