Cinderella: Based on Grimm’s Fairytale

12 December 2012 – 26 January 2013

★★★★ Evening Standard
★★★★ Independent
★★★★ Time Out
★★★★ Metro
★★★★ The Times
★★★★ Financial Times

Read what everyone is saying about Cinderella so far!

When this production of Cinderella was performed in Bristol last year, it captivated audiences with its dazzlingly original take on one of the oldest and best-loved fairytales of all times.

When Ella’s mother dies, she is brought up by her devoted and loving father who teaches her the names and calls of the woodland birds that surround their home. But when her father marries again, Ella’s peaceful life is turned upside down by a host of new and unpleasant relations. It appears her only allies are the feathered friends who roost in the trees, but they are no ordinary birds…

With their quirky visual style, crystal-clear storytelling, original live music and pitch-perfect ensemble acting, director Sally Cookson and team bring this classic tale of fortunes reversed startlingly and imaginatively to life.

The St James Theatre will be co-producing this revival of Cinderella with Travelling Light and the Tobacco Factory Theatre. A show to enchant all ages over 6.

Running time approximately 2 hours with an interval

Original production photography: Farrows Creative

12 December - 26 January 2013

Each performance is colour coded accordingly, based on the prices at the bottom.

Performance Times:

Mon 7 January 7.30
Tue 8 January 2.30 7.30
Wed 9 January 7.30
Thu 10 January 7.30
Fri 11 January 7.30
Sat 12 January 2.30 7.30
Mon 14 January 7.30
Tue 15 January 2.30 7.30
Wed 16 January 7.30
Thu 17 January 7.30
Fri 18 January 7.30
Sat 19 January 2.30 7.30
Mon 21 January 7.30
Tue 22 January 2.30 7.30
Wed 23 January 7.30
Thu 24 January 7.30
Fri 25 January 7.30
Sat 26 January 2.30 7.30


Premium £40
Standard £30, £25
Child £17.50

Family Offer: 2x Adults & 2x Children for £80*

*Offer does not include Premium seating

We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to St James Theatre. For further queries and to book please contact our Box Office on 0844 264 2140.

All concessions are subject to availability and proof of eligibility must be presented when booking and collecting tickets.


“ Cooksons' production is a funny heart-warming beautiful piece of stage craft, expertly steered by swing-inspired music from Benji Bower...  funny, heart-warming and beautiful piece of stage craft. This Cinderella is a treat. ”

Elizabeth Davies- The Independent

This non-panto fairy-tale from the Tobacco Factory and Travelling Light is so bewitching that you'd gladly watch it in a heat wave... Let's hope it has a life beyond this holiday season. Because, come on Bristol, it would be selfish to keep this one all to yourselves.

Dominic Maxwell - The Times

The Tobacco Factory always lays on a good Christmas show, but this one is a real classic, an exquisite Cinderella for all seasons that gets right to the heart of the story and offers its own delicious and surprising twists... This is not just a great Christmas show, but a great night for all times and ages.

Lyn Gardner - Guardian

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