Finally, Cinderella is going to the ball
An unknown Rodgers and Hammerstein musical? Not exactly. But although Whitney Houston and Julie Andrews have appeared in Cinderella on US television, the Bristol Old Vic's staging is the first in Britain for half a century. So, asks Rhoda Koenig, is it a lost classic?more...
As the director Timothy Sheader waited for a bus in Philadelphia three years ago, he glanced at a poster on the bus shelter, and did a double take. It advertised a tour of a musical called Cinderella, by Rodgers and Hammerstein. How, he wondered, could he have not known about it, given his love for musicals, fairy tales and Rodgers and Hammerstein?