8-12 June 2011. This 1997 creation by the iconoclastic British choreographer Matthew Bourne, takes the traditional Cinderella fairy tale and turns it upside down. The heroine is a bookish and oppressed girl in a well-to-do society house, and an injured RAF pilot replaces the prince. And although there are many changes to the plot, the basics remain.
The story is set in the bombed streets of world war two London and the ball itself takes place in the Caf