Performance > Cinderella

Cinderella JANUARY 2011


A journey through London during the Second World War. Matthew Bourne’s interpretation of Prokofiev’s haunting score has, at its heart, a true wartime romance. Cinderella is both a tribute and a testament to the spirit of London during a time when every second counted and lives were changed forever. Bourne’s vivid storytelling has never been more heart-stopping and touching, creating a unique and unforgettable depiction of a familiar and beloved fable. 


“…the platinum-wigged, white-satin-suited fairy godfather called the Angel, danced with Cary Grant suavity by Christopher Marney.”
Roslyn Sulcas - The New York Times (2011)

“New Adventures stalwart Christopher Marney dances this role perfectly, his movements otherworldly but his charisma so definitely corporeal it almost knocks the other performers from the stage.”
Laura Davis - Liverpool Daily Post (2011)

“Lent glamour by an Angel, the suave Christopher Marney.”
Luke Jennings - The Observer (2010)

“Special credit to the suave and sophisticated Christopher Marney, who played the role of the dancing Angel with all the grace and flair of a young Fred Astaire.”
The Bristol Gazette (2011)

“gifted performers…Christopher Marney stands out as the Angel… He closes the show with a wonderful touch.”
Gary Naylor – Broadway World (2011)

“Christopher Marney on tremendous dancing form as the white angel in the “fairy god-mother” role.”
Graham Watts – LondonDance (2011

“Things start to look up when a silver geezer, The Angel (Christopher Marney), slides down a moonbeam, just like Marius Goring in A Matter Of Life And Death.”
Jeffery Taylor – Daily Express (2010)

The Angel (a nicely sly, otherworldly Christopher Marney)
Ismene Brown - The Arts Desk (2010)


Company: Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures
Choreographer / Director: Matthew Bourne
Role / Position: The Angel and Rehearsal Director
Photo: Simon Annand / New Adventures


Sadlers Wells, UK
UK /Europe Tour (2010/11)