The classic fairy tale, but not as you know it
Click here to download [PDF 911KB] the show program for Cinderella.
By Matthew Whittet
Original Concept by Anthea Williams
This Cinderella is not about princes and princesses. It’s about a single woman trying to go on a half-decent date, and a single guy who has an unreasonable fear of not being heard over loud music in bars. There may not be any ugly sisters, but there’s the occasional mysterious animal. There’s midnight. There’s a shoe. There’s definitely dancing. And there’s beautiful transformation.
From the curious mind of preeminent playwright Matthew Whittet (Girl Asleep, The Book of Everything), comes a gorgeous and funny first date like no other. Filled with glittering magic and awkward affection, Cinderella is a heartfelt fairy tale for adults about love forged offline and in person.
Acclaimed Queensland performers Amy Ingram (I Want To Know What Love Is, COSI) and Thomas Larkin (Death Of A Salesman, True West) are directed by Daniel Evans (I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You, Richard III), in this poignant romantic comedy for anyone that’s sick of swiping left.
“This is a charming, charismatic performance that makes you believe in modern love again.” Scenestr
“The 70-minute romantic comedy is dynamic from start to finish, as is so often the case in Daniel Evans directed works.” Blue Curtains
“Very funny, very powerful ... really bold and exciting new Brisbane work that you should go see.” Ride Home Review
Director Daniel Evans
Featuring Amy Ingram & Thomas Larkin
Lighting Designer Jason Glenwright
Composer & Sound Designer Dane Alexander
Set & Costume Designer Chloe Greaves
Recommended for ages 15+
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Information for teachers
RECOMMENDED FOR: Years 11 and 12More Info (pdf 80KB)
WARNINGS: Occasional/infrequent, medium level coarse language. An implied romantic entanglement occurs in the blackout, however there is no nudity or revealing of underwear.
*Please note that references to Owls, Milo and The NeverEnding Story films also feature*
THEMES: Love, loneliness, transformation, social anxiety, loss, relationships, dating