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Evlyne Oyedokun as Ella in Cinderella A Fairytale

Cinderella: A Fairytale

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A Northern Stage Production

By Sally Cookson, Adam Peck, and the Original Company 

Directed by Katy Weir and Jake Smith


You are invited to a royal Christmas ball!

The story we all know and love comes to life at Northern Stage.

Meet Ella. She prefers a Doc Marten to a glass slipper, and her bird friends to her step-family.

Get ready to take a trip with her into the enchanted woods. Can you hear the bird calls?

When Ella meets a boy in the woods who loves to bird watch too, her heart begins to flutter! And then: an invitation for all of us to join in the festive cheer at the Queen’s Christmas ball!

With music, dance and comedy, Cinderella: A Fairytale is full of Christmas magic for anyone who has ever dreamed of a happily ever after.

Age Guidance: 5+ but all are welcome (some scenes may be slightly frightening for younger children)

If a performance is sold out, email or call 0191 230 5151 to be added to our waiting list.

Running time

2hrs (including interval)

Touch Tours

There will be a touch tour taking place before the Audio Described performances on both the 23rd of December and the 29th.

23rd December – 11:45

29th December – 3:30

If you’d like to book a space, you can do so here.

Alternatively please contact box office via or call us on 0191 230 5151 Monday-Friday 10:00-4:00.


A note on seating:

For Cinderella: A Fairytale there are two blocks of seating: Section 1 and Section 2 with the stage in the middle.

The show is created to perform to audiences in both seating blocks equally. There is no ‘best’ area. Section 2 has fewer seats so the back row of section 2 is closer to the action than the back of section 1. You’ll get a great view of the action wherever you choose to sit.

For BSL interpreted performances the signer will be facing Section 1 seats. If you have any questions you can phone our box office (0191 230 5151) or email us on


Cinderella: A Fairytale programmes are available to purchase for £3.50. Drop by our Box Office to pick up your copy!

Production Photos & Reviews

“A fresh slice of festive fun” – ★★★★ The Times

“a bright and lively tale…full of boisterous audience interaction” – ★★★★ The Guardian

“If you’re looking for some family Christmas entertainment, I’d certainly recommend a visit to Northern Stage’ – ★★★★★ Fairy Powered Productions

“a fun, impressive, engaging, imaginative and beautiful show that blends music and theatre like a dream.” – ★★★★★ Stageside UK

“just a delight” – Cultured North East

“A hit for all the family” – British Theatre Guide


Rehearsal Photos


Meet the Cast

Headshots for the cast of Cinderella A Fairytale


Evlyne Oyedokun Ella

Charlie Venables Prince

Zoe Lambert Mother/Father

Peace Oseyenum Sister

David Fallon Brother

Katie Tranter Queen/Ensemble

Aron de Casmaker Ensemble

Covers on the book – Becky Clayburn and Alex Tahnee


Co-Director Katy Weir

Co-Director Jake Smith

Designer Alison Ashton

Composer Ziad Jabero

Movement Director Shannelle ‘Tali’ Fergus

Lighting Designer John Rainsforth

Sound Designer Sam Glossop

Puppet Director/Designer Saya Naruse

Stage Manager Chloe Ribbens

Deputy Stage Manager Gabriela Oliver

Assistant Stage Manager Juliet Thompson

Wardrobe Supervisor Naomi Daley

Production Manager Chris Durant

Company Manager Colin Holman

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There are two entrances to the theatre, Kings Road Entrance (this is the taxi drop-off/collection point) and the Main Entrance.

Both level entrances have automated doors. These lead into the foyer area where you will find the Restaurant, Bar, Box Office and entrances to Stages 1, 2 and 3.


Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available


There are five wheelchair positions in Stage 1, two positions in Stage 2 and all seats are removeable in Stage 3.


We have a Changing Places toilet in the Stage 1 lobby and accessible toilets in Stage 3 and Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.  Gender neutral toilets are situated in the Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.


Induction loop system in all public spaces, and an infra-red system in all three stages. (In Stage 1 the induction loop is best covered in rows E – L).


One free ticket for the assistant of a disabled person who is not able to attend unaccompanied.


To book a free ticket for a wheelchair companion or an assistant, contact our Box Office on 0191 230 5151, via email at or by visiting our Box Office in person.


Guide, hearing and all working dogs are welcome here.


Stage 1: Seats are 43 cm wide, 41cm deep, with 46cm between arm rests. The aisleway is 51cm deep from the seat back. Arm rests cannot be removed.

Stage 2: Seats are 40cm wide, 41cm deep. The aisleway is 64cm deep from the seat back. There are no arm rests.

Our seats are rated to British Standards at installation and are guaranteed to hold up to 110kg.

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To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.

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