The Riverside Musical Theatre Company are excited to announce that they will be bringing ‘The Slipper and the Rose’ Musical to the Riverside Theatre in Woodbridge on 15th & 16th November 2019.
Known locally for their sell out charity singing concerts featuring songs from the wonderful world of Musical Theatre the Woodbridge based company are looking forward to staging their first full-scale musical.
The Slipper and The Rose was originally a 1976 British musical film directed by Bryan Forbes and starred Gemma Craven as the heroine, Richard Chamberlain as the prince, and featured a supporting cast led by Michael Hordern, Kenneth More, Edith Evans and Annette Crosbie. It was adapted for the stage by Philip Burley in 1984 and retells the classic fairy tale of Cinderella.
With its romantic score by Richard and Robert Sherman it is a real story about two people in love. Enhanced by wonderful tunes, it is a story very much aimed at the family audience, retaining at the same time the enchantment and wonder that the Cinderella story has always held.
Director, Sam De Vita says, “The company has gone from strength to strength over the past 4 years and to have the opportunity to stage a full-scale musical at The Riverside Theatre is a credit to everyone Involved. We have evolved so much as a company in such a short space of time and I am delighted to be able to direct such a wonderful musical. The whole company work incredibly hard when rehearsing to ensure that they bring the best performance that they can to the audiences that support us. We have an excellent cast who are already bringing their characters to life after only a few rehearsals. Audience members will not be disappointed and with it being so family oriented it really is a musical suitable for everyone”.
Tickets for this charming production are available from the Box Office on 01394 382174 or by booking online at www.theriverside.co.uk.