Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
29 November 2011 - 8 January 2012
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Adapted for the stage by Tom Briggs
From the the teleplay by Robert L. Freedman
‘utterly charming, good to look at, sad in parts, hilarious in others and, because it’s by Rodgers & Hammerstein, filled with lots and lots of songs and spiced by some quirkily inventive Tabard touches’
– Chiswick W4.Com
‘a cast of ten assembles to waltz and gavotte us through some of the sweetest sounds from these composing legends’
– The Stage
‘Bold, slick and bright, this excellent production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella has verve, spirit and panache, superb casting, a top sound rig and imagination by the pumpkin-load’
– What’s On Stage.com
‘Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is magical, warm-hearted Christmas entertainment for the whole family’
– Backstage Pass
‘What a magical show!… This has raised an already high bar for future shows at The Tabard Theatre.’
– Thoroughly Modern Millie
Following the successes of Stig of the Dump, The Famous Five and Just So, this Christmas, the Tabard Theatre brings you a perfect union: the architects of the modern musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein and the classic fairy tale of all time, Cinderella.
First presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. It then found a new lease of life when it was remade for the stage and played to great success on Broadway. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is an enchanting version of the classic tale played with great warmth and a touch of merriment.
Rodgers and Hammerstein created a string of popular Broadway musicals in the 1950‘s during what is considered a golden age of musical theatre with hits such as South Pacific, Oklahoma!, Carousel, The King and I and The Sound of Music.
Directed by Alex Young who directed the Tabard Theatre’s summer smash Ruddigore and designed by Chris Hone (Ruddigore, Just So, Stiffed), this Cinderella musical will enchant and delight the whole family.