Cinderella the Ballet
On Sunday evening Grand Dad Al and I went to watch the Vienna Festival Ballet perform Cinderella at the Theatre Royal in St Helens. It was, as always, a magical evening watching the troupe perform.
The performance started with three white mice and a custard yellow cat on stage, with Cinderella asleep on a chair holding her twig style broom. In come the ugly sisters ordering poor Cinderella around. Sadly I don’t remember the names of the dances who played the ugly sisters, but they performed their characters perfectly, even when they weren’t center stage they where in character. Making us laugh with their antics.
I’m presuming you know the story so I won’t go through all the scenes, but it was truly brilliant. We had the pleasure of sitting next to the Fairy God Mother’s (Rachel Hernon) grand parents. They told us about her going to Russia to train and perform, that she lived there for three years. How at the age of 28, she is still struggling to make ends meet. They had brought her a goody bag of wine, chocolate and her favourite, Grandma’s meat and potato pie!
We had seen this troupe before performing Swan Lake, which I have to say is my favourite ballet, followed closely by The Nutcracker. It was truly magical, and yes, I cried at the end, I always do. It’s just so magical and romantic.
I know the Vienna Festival Ballet are back in October with Sleeping Beauty, can’t wait to get my ticket.
The Theatre Royal
The Theatre Royal in St Helens can seat upto 700, but the atmosphere is lovely. The acoustics are great, even Al can hear everything and he has trouble in some theatres. We had seats in the dress circle as this our preferred seating area and you have a good clear view of the stage as the seats a staggered in height.
They have just been announced as the winner of the best small business at the Liverpool Lifestyle awards 2017. Very well deserved.
We can’t wait to go back there to see another show. They have a range of shows include Cilla, Beauty and the Beast Pantomime, The Johnny Cash Roadshow, Strictly Dancers Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe, Little Mix and a whole lot more.
What do you like seeing at the theatre? What did you last see?