Young dancers

English Youth Ballet is bringing a glitzy take on a classic tale to Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn in June, with some of the performers having been chosen after local auditions in March. ‘Cinderella in Hollywood’, set in the glamorous era of 50s La-La Land, will run at the theatre from Friday 22 and Saturday 23 June.

Cinderella is a seamstress on a film set and the Fairy Godmother is her late mother and a former movie star of the thirties. Her wicked sisters are Hollywood starlets competing with each other for starring film roles. The Prince meets Cinderella at the press party but at midnight she flees from the scene leaving a sparkly silver pointe-shoe as the only clue to her identity.

Award-winning English Youth Ballet (EYB) is now in its 20th successful year and is one of the largest ballet companies in the UK. The company is highly regarded for presenting lavish, large-scale classical ballets with beautiful sets and costumes.

EYB Director Janet Lewis says, “The policy of EYB is to give professional performance experience to young dancers in beautiful venues close to where they live. The young dancers benefit from being coached and mentored by the professional dancers in an 11-day rehearsal period which takes place out of school hours. They gain a unique insight into what it is like to be a professional dancer.”

Tickets are on sale at theatresevern.co.uk or by calling 01743 281281 and from the venue’s Box Office.

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