On Thursday 6 June our magical season of Cinderella in-the-round with English National Ballet opened. Christopher Wheeldon’s spectacular restaging of the classic fairy tale dazzled audiences with over 90 dancers, a grand ballroom scene, fabulous costumes, giant tree and fantastic production.

Have a look at pictures and audience reactions from the opening night, and head to the ball with Cinderella:

“There’s magic in ENB’s new in-the-round staging of Cinderella… Christopher Wheeldon has turned to the Brothers Grimm to create a story full of dark fantasy that’s high on romance with a strong original feel.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Evening Standard

Christopher Wheeldon's production of Cinderella with the English National Ballet at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 8 June 2019 © Andy Paradise
Opening night of Christopher Wheeldon's production of Cinderella with the English National Ballet on Thursday 6 June 2019 © Laurent Liotardo
Opening night of Christopher Wheeldon's production of Cinderella with the English National Ballet on Thursday 6 June 2019 © Ian Gavan

Opening night of Christopher Wheeldon's production of Cinderella with the English National Ballet on Thursday 6 June 2019 © Laurent Liotardo
Opening night of Christopher Wheeldon's production of Cinderella with the English National Ballet on Thursday 6 June 2019 © Ian Gavan
Christopher Wheeldon's production of Cinderella with the English National Ballet at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 8 June 2019 © Andy Paradise

Opening night of Christopher Wheeldon's production of Cinderella with the English National Ballet on Thursday 6 June 2019 © Laurent Liotardo
Opening night of Christopher Wheeldon's production of Cinderella with the English National Ballet on Thursday 6 June 2019 © Laurent Liotardo
Christopher Wheeldon's production of Cinderella with the English National Ballet at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 8 June 2019 © Andy Paradise

Opening night of Christopher Wheeldon's production of Cinderella with the English National Ballet on Thursday 6 June 2019 © Ian Gavan
Christopher Wheeldon's production of Cinderella with the English National Ballet at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 8 June 2019 © Andy Paradise

Stars also attended opening night:

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Pictures © Andy Paradise, Laurent Liotardo and Ian Gavan