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Classical ballet will take centre stage in Spring 2017 when the highly acclaimed Vienna Festival Ballet Company returns to St Helens Theatre Royal.

Vienna Festival Ballet is proud to present the classic tale of Cinderella, one of the best-known rags-to-riches fairy tales of all time on Sunday, 5th March 2017.

With music by G. A. Rossini and choreography by Sheila Styles, Vienna Festival Ballet’s production of Cinderella is based on the traditional story of a mistreated young girl, a glass slipper, two comical ugly step-sisters and a handsome prince which all combine to make the perfect piece of story-telling.

The ballet will surely touch and reach out to everyone’s heart, with its combination of pure classical dancing and a touch of pantomime.

The music contains a collection of Rossini’s most famous operatic achievements and has been especially arranged for Vienna Festival Ballet.

Notable for the continued freshness and strength of their dancing casts, Vienna Festival Ballet attracts highly talented dancers from all over the world.

The company was formed by celebrated Austrian dancer Peter Mallek following his illustrious career as a dancer of international renown, in 1980. Now in its 37th year of producing quality ballet productions, the company continues to experience remarkable success and perform great classical ballets all over the world.

Vienna Festival Ballet is known for its beautiful and lavish hand-made costumes as well as its commitment to bringing the greatest classical ballets to the widest possible audience. Its productions have all the elegance and extravagance associated with the best of ballet.

Chantelle Nolan, Theatre Manager said: “We love having the Vienna Festival Ballet here in St Helens as their productions are absolutely mesmerising featuring the most talented of dancers.”

So put a spring in your step this winter by booking tickets for Cinderella which is definitely something to look forward to in the new year!

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“The entire show was captivating from start to finish.”WELWYN HATFIELD TIMES

“An excellent company of talented young dancers. Their energy and enthusiasm is breathtaking.”ENTS24.COM

“This production looks and feels absolutely right.” WORTHING HERALD

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