Matthew Bourne’s interpretation of this classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. Whilst the original story has been reimagined for modern audiences, the core themes of this classic tale remain at the core of the New Adventures version. Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella has won many awards inculding the Oliver Awards twice (1998 and 2011) and Theatre Awards UK 2011. Currently it is doing a major UK and International tour until March 2019 and will come to Shanghai in August 2018.
Joshua Bell & Academy of St Martin in the Fields Concert
Cadillac Shanghai Concert Hall
The Academy was formed by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958 from a group of leading London musicians. In the 2018 tour, the programme will feature an eclectic collection of wonderful music, with Joshua Bell featuring as soloist in spirited concertos by Bach and Vivaldi – pieces which also feature the Academy’s distinguished Principal Harpsichord John Constable – as well as Piazzolla’s virtuosic Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. The tour also offers the chance to see Joshua Bell direct the Academy, from the leader’s chair, through the luscious harmonies of Barber and Tchaikovsky.
Meet Fred is a puppet show about Fred, the two foot tall cloth puppet that fights prejudice every day. Presented by Hijinx, in assocation with Blind Summit, it won 'Best Ensemble' at the Wales Theatre Awards 2017 and following a successful run at Summerhall as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016, Meet Fred has been touring extensively ever since, both in the UK and internationally. China is the only Aisan country in the tour this year and will be shown at the Huangpu Theatre in Shanghai
The Swingles are a vocal group formed in 1962 in Paris, France by 7 young singers. For more than half a century, The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music. The Swingles present their own London A Cappella Festival at Kings Place each January, in partnership with Ikon Arts Management and the festival is the first of its kind in the capital, welcoming the finest vocal talent from around the world. This year, The Swingles will bring their performances to Chinese audiences in four cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Tianjin). In Shanghai, the concert will be held at the Cadillac Shanghai Concert Hall