Behind the scenes of Cinderella in-the-round

Cinderella: Interview with Christopher WheeldonEnglish National Ballet

Re-imagining Cinderella—interview with Christopher Wheeldon

What sources of inspiration did Christopher Wheeldon draw from in creating his spectacular reimagining of a beloved story?

Cinderella: Designer Julian CrouchEnglish National Ballet

Designing the world of Cinderella

Hear from designer Julian Crouch about building the striking visual world of this production, with inspiration from nature, the Brothers Grimm and more.

Cinderella: Making of the costumesEnglish National Ballet

Costuming Cinderella in-the-round

Members of our Wardrobe team Symone Frost (Dyer/Painter) and Serena Fusai (Costumier) talk about making the costumes for Christopher Wheeldon's visually stunning Cinderella.

Cinderella: Isaac Hernández in rehearsalsEnglish National Ballet

Rehearsing Cinderella

A sneak peek of Isaac Hernández rehearsing as Prince Guillaume in the grand space of the Royal Albert Hall.

Cinderella in-the round at Royal Albert HallEnglish National Ballet

Staging Cinderella in-the-round

Performing in the round is very different to a ballet on a traditional proscenium arch stage. 

The huge and majestic space of the Royal Albert Hall calls for a larger-than-life production. This high-octane, energetic and visually magnificent Cinderella is just the ticket!

English National Ballet in Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella in-the-roundEnglish National Ballet

Natasha Katz' lighting design and Daniel Brodie's projection design are key in transforming a huge empty space into a palace.  

Do you recognise the chandelier? It was borrowed from a production of Phantom of the Opera!

Cinderella in-the round at Royal Albert HallEnglish National Ballet

A unique vantage point

Audience members have very different views of the stage and the action depending on where in the round they are seated. 

So every experience of Cinderella in-the-round is genuinely unique! 

Cinderella in-the-round: Audience ReactionsEnglish National Ballet

What did our audiences have to say?!

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