First look at the UK premiere of ”Rodgers Hammerstein’s Cinderella” musical

Grace Mouat
Grace Mouat
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Take a first look at the UK premiere of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, led by Grace Mouat and Jacob Fowler, who play Ella and Prince Topher.

The production is helmed by director Joseph Houston and co-director/choreographer William Whelton, while the creative team also includes assistant director Tarik Frimpong, musical supervisor Leo Munby, musical director Audra Cramer, set and costume designer Elly Wdowski, projection designer George Reeve, lighting designer Aaron J Dootson, sound designer Adam Fisher, associate choreographer Charise Renouf, wig designer Richard Mawbey, wig supervisor Lucy Packham-O’Brien, assistant costume designer Eve Salter, sound #1 Josh Evansy, artwork designer Steph Pyne and casting director Jane Deitch.

The show has had to nudge back its opening night, after Mouat sustained an injury. Ria Tanaka is currently leading the production, with Mouat set to return next week.

Production images have been released below:

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s show, which is a spin on the classic Cinderella tale, has a book by Douglas Carter Beane and features new musical arrangements by Jason Carr. It was first penned for television and has only been performed in concert in the UK thus far.

Joining Mouat and Fowler in the company are Annie Aitken (as Madame), Julie Yammanee (as Marie/Fairy Godmother), Lee Ormsby (as Sebastian), Matthew McDonald (as Lord Pinkleton/understudy Prince Topher), Katie Ramshaw (as Charlotte), Olivia-Faith Kamau (as Gabrielle) and Adam Filipe (as Jean-Michel).

Completing the cast are featured ensemble members Morgan Broome, Lois Glain Postle, Tanaka, Ella Valentine, Jamie Jonathan, Will Fisher, Trevor Lin and Milo McCarthy.

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is set to run in Manchester from 1 November to 11 December 2022.

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