Written by Johnny McKnight. Composed by Alan Penman. Directed by Mark Thompson. WORLD PREMIERE. Royal Lyceum December 2012
A new twist on a classic tale, this Cinderella is relocated to modern-day Paris where she lives with her father and longs for the love and glamour of a rather unique Prince. Her world is shattered by the arrival of the wonderfully hilarious and awful ‘new sisters’ and their truly terrifying mother, Monique. Where is a Fairy Godmother when you need one?
Featuring original songs sung live by the cast, with magic, spells and lots of laughs, the Lyceum will deliver another high quality production to delight families this Christmas.
This new version of a much-loved fairytale is by Johnny McKnight, a well-known writer, director and performer who has written many versions of famous Christmas stories for Scottish theatre. We are delighted to bring Lyceum audiences the première of his version of Cinderella.
**** It’s a form of music-theatre that won’t be to all tastes or suit younger audiences, but it does grip the imagination with a shock and sizzle, rather like Monique’s caress. THE HERALD
**** Self-aware and unapologetically modern, but with a heart of gold which is hard to resist, Cinderella is a magical night out which will appeal to all ages, whether they have to be home before midnight or not. EDINBURGH SPOTLIGHT
**** A brilliant Franco-Scottish version of Cendrillon that is all sun beds, scooters and scarily high heeled shoes. The Auld Alliance is clearly alive and well in the hands of Johnny McKnight. EDINBURGH STAGE