A Derby Theatre Production


by Annie Siddons

Fri 24 Nov - Sun 31 Dec, 2023 Archive
A striking new version of the classic story perfect for all ages this Christmas.

Come and join us this Christmas for a thrilling theatrical adventure amidst the Derbyshire countryside in the company of our feisty heroine, Cinderella.

Cinderella is a spirited young girl with strong values who despairs of her step-mother and step-sister’s money-wasting ways, but feels optimistic and inspired by a whole new world emerging around her.

As midnight approaches, and time ticks on, will Cinderella find the truth she is seeking and will the slipper fit?

Inspired by the classic fairytale, this sparkling new version by Annie Siddons promises a unique and utterly uplifting production full of heart, joy and laughter all interwoven with original live music and song performed by a wonderful company of actor-musicians.

Cinderella promises to deliver a delightful show where daring to dream sits at the heart of this fantastic festive production ideal for the whole family to enjoy together. (Age Guidance: 7+)



Main House


Time: 7:15pm, 2:30pm, 10:15am, 11:00am & 3:00pm
Performance duration: 2 hour 20 mins (Inc. interval)
Age guidance: 7+

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Cinderella (2023) Production Trailer by © Ed Sunman


Shelley Atkinson

Adelaide / Moritasgus

Roxana Bartle

Lavinia / Esme / Pearl

Jonathan Markwood

Sir Thaddeus Obadiah Maddox / John

Áine O’Neill-Mason


Purvi Parmar

Dorcus / Igor

Charlotte Rutherfoord


Nicholas Shaw

Joseph / Matthew

Jason Yeboa




Annie Siddons


Bryn Holding

Musical Director

Jack Quarton



Set and Costume Design

Kevin Jenkins

Lighting Designer

Rachel Cleary


Patsy Browne-Hope

Puppet Maker & Director

John Barber

Voice Coach

Anita Gilbert

Casting Director

Anji Carroll

Cinderella Schools’ Workshops

Get involved in a delightful workshop that explores various versions of this traditional folk tale from around the world through drama, aimed at developing oracy skills.

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Touch Tours

Guided Touch Tours are available before performances on Wednesday 13 December 2:30pm & Wednesday 20 December 2:30pm. 

Please contact our Box Office on 01332 59 39 39 for more information.


This is an extra special opportunity to be part of the audience as we record the performance of Cinderella on Monday 18 December at 7:15pm.

There will be several cameras in the auditorium capturing the action, but there will be minimal impact on your view of the stage.

Whilst it is unlikely that any member of the audience will be visible on the film, in attending this performance you agree to being part of the recording and to being filmed whilst in the auditorium.

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