A classic retold: Cinderella, A Fairly True Story
From the the internationally acclaimed creators of Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story comes Cinderella, A Fairly True Story.
In this re-telling, the timeless classic gets a contemporary twist in the form of an inquisitive and sceptical news reporter, who inspires Cinderella to reject magical interventions. Instead, he encourages her to face up to her responsibilities and take control of her own destiny.
However, all the classic elements of the fairy tale still remain intact (so don't worry, the little ones will be able to follow the story easily). It is in essence, still the story of the orphan girl forced by circumstances to live with her terrible stepmother and two step sisters and her struggles to overcome it all.
The ball, the pumpkin transformation, the gorgeous dress, the iconic glass slipper, the prince -- are all very much part of this production.
A collaboration between Music Hall from Belgium and Resorts World Sentosa, Cinderella, A Fairly True Story has been adapted from a previous version staged in Europe in 2013, titled Assepoester, Het Tamelijk Ware Verhaal.
The Asian premiere of the production features an international cast, and promises to take the audience on an enchanting journey with its high-tech scene projections and spectacular visual effects.
Grammy-winning composer and musical director, Matt Dunkley, who also worked on Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story staged at Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa last year, will once again be the Musical Director and oversee the orchestration for Cinderella, A Fairly True Story.
The show is helmed by award winning director, Karina Mertens and the choreography is led by the brilliant and classically-trained former-ballet dancer Martino Muller (he also led the choreography for Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story).
Told through a mix of original music and popular hits, dynamic choreography and dazzling special effects (which may have you believing in magic!), this production is set to captivate the entire family this year-end festive season.
Remember, this Cinderella’s tale is sometimes funny, sometimes tough, sometimes happy, sometimes sad, sometimes confusing, but always fairly true.
When: The show premieres on 10 December 2015, Thursday and runs until 4 January 2016, Monday
Thursdays at 7pm and Fridays through Mondays at 2pm and 7pm
Where: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa
Tickets: Tickets are available through SISTIC and priced at S$78, S$108, S$138 and S$168 (premium); the prices are exclusive of SISTIC booking fees and handling charges.