Family fun is lined up at Derby Theatre

Cinderella at Derby Theatre
Cinderella at Derby Theatre

Derby Theatre’s Christmas show for 2015-2016 will be Cinderella, which the venue hopes will follow in the successful footsteps of the 2014-2015 hit A Christmas Carol.

Charles Dickens’s festive classic proved a huge hit with the press and audiences alike and broke box office records for Derby Theatre.

From Friday, December 4, 2015 until Saturday, January 9, 2016, Derby Theatre will present a fresh and magical production of Cinderella, a sparkling Christmas tale for all the family performed in a similar style to A Christmas Carol by a merry band of actor-musicians.

Inspired by the traditional Grimms fairy tale, Olivier Award-winning writer Mike Kenny creates a fun and feisty retelling of the famous rags-to-riches tale full of earthy humour, enthralling storytelling, with a touch of Christmas

sparkle thrown in.

Made by the talented team at Derby Theatre, with live music and theatrical magic, Cinderella is aiming to be the ideal Christmas treat for all the family and for schools looking for that special festive visit to the theatre.

Drawing her dreams in the hearth-side ashes with only the kitchen rats for friends, Cinderella wishes for something better than the taunts of her mean step-sisters.

When she hears about the kingdom’s most fabulous ball, she’s determined to strut her stuff on the dance floor, but can she escape her pot-washing prison to attend the party of the year?

Join gutsy heroine Cinderella and the mischievous ‘rat pack’ who present this well-loved tale for Derby Theatre’s 2015 Christmas show.

Sarah Brigham, artistic director at Derby Theatre, will direct Cinderella.

She said: “I’m delighted to be bringing another classic tale to Derby audiences.

The story is full of magic and sparkle and our version will be a fun and stylish interpretation for all the family.

“Our Cinderella will be feisty and ready to take on the world with a pack of mischievous rats, all who have the ability to sing and play live instruments! Christmas is the time we see most people through our doors at Derby Theatre, and we guarantee our audiences a joyful and festive time at the theatre.”

Bookings for Christmas shows take place throughout the whole year at Derby Theatre, so to ensure you get the dates and seats you want, book now by calling the box office on 01332 593939 or book online at