An elegant re-telling of a classic fairytale is coming to the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield.

Buxton International Festival’s sell-out production of Pauline Viardot’s miniature operetta, Cinderella, arrives in town in February as part of a nationwide tour.

Cinderella the Opera, which received five-star reviews at Buxton International Festival in 2021, will visit the Lawrence Batley Theatre on Thursday February 9 and Friday February 10 for three shows.

The family-friendly chamber opera, which stars seven singers and a pianist, will be directed by Laura Attridge and conducted by Iwan Davies with Nikki Martin in the title role and Camilla Seale as her Prince Charming.

The simple but inspired production, designed by Anna Orton, is sung in French (with English subtitles) with English dialogue. The operetta is thought by many to be one of composer Pauline Viardot’s finest works.

Buxton Festival CEO Michael Williams said: “Cinderella was an absolute knock out with audiences at the 2021 Buxton International Festival. It has a score where sumptuous melodies abound, vocal lines soar and the Cinderella tale is told with a smile.

“We are immensely proud to take it out on the road and feel certain it will be loved by all who see it.”

Tickets, at £22 for adults and £14 for under 16s, can be bought HERE.