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A full-length classical ballet production will bring to life the charming fairy tale of Cinderella.

By Isabella Mellios

The Victorian State Ballet is bringing a stellar cast to Darwin as part of their ‘Season of Love’ performances, which showcases traditional fairy tales.

Cinderella’s cruel stepmother and stepsisters are getting ready for a magnificent ball given by the Prince of the land.

They torment hard working Cinderella, leaving her behind, dreaming of dancing at the ball. A Fairy Godmother appears and sees to her sorrows, transforming her ragged clothes into a glittering gown.

As she makes her way to the ball, her Fairy Godmother warns her to be back at midnight when the magic will vanish.

Arriving at the ball, it’s love at first sight for Cinderella and the Prince. Their love blossoms as they dance the night away. Losing track of time, she runs off at the stroke of midnight, leaving her slipper behind.

The prince searches for the one who fits the slipper perfectly, while Cinderella returns to her workday life, treasuring the memory of the prince – with little hope of seeing him again.

This retold story of Cinderella features internationally recognised artists in leading roles and an outstanding cast from across Australia and abroad in a production rich with virtue, sensibility and grace.

Fri 19 Oct | 10am & 7.30pm | Darwin Entertainment Centre | See the event listing

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