Cinderella: A Fairytale cast and creatives announced at Northern Stage

Northern Stage have announced cast and creatives for their upcoming production of Cinderella: A Fairytale.

The new production of Sally Cookson’s Olivier award-nominated show runs from 2 December 2023 – 6 January 2024, co-directed by Katy Weir and Jake Smith.

Evlyne Oyedokun will play Ella and an ensemble cast of actor-musicians made up of Zoe Lambert, David Fallon, Peace Oseyenum, Charlie Venables, Katie Tranter and Aron De Casmaker.

The creative team features design by Alison Ashton, composition by Ziad Jabero from The Baghdaddies, movement direction by Shannelle ‘Tali’ Fergus, lighting design by John Rainsforth and sound design by Sam Glossop.

Evlyne said: “I never ever thought I’d get to play Cinderella or any kind of fairytale character so I’m really excited. And this is a really different version – Ella has so much wit and charm and energy; she’s her own person, she’s strong and she’s got a voice. I can’t wait to start rehearsals.”

Jake added: “I think this Cinderella will captivate audiences with its original take on one of the oldest and best-loved fairy tales. There are no glass slippers here, instead you’ll find a pair of glitterball Dr. Marten’s boots, ready to stomp into an adventure with Ella and discover the power and beauty of finding your family in life.”

And Katy commented: “When I was at school my mum, dad, and I used to travel the 120-mile round trip from Carlisle to watch Northern Stage’s Christmas show every year. It was part of our tradition. Now, with young children of my own I couldn’t be more giddy to have the opportunity to bring the magic to such a wonderful space. Our Cinderella is about love, family, community, and kindness. This feels important in the current climate, everyday stories with a big dollop of Christmas and a sprinkle of magic.”

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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