New twist on belle of ball

Rachael Garnett who plays Ella in The Dukes new adaptation of Cinderella which runs from November 28 to January 10.
Rachael Garnett who plays Ella in The Dukes new adaptation of Cinderella which runs from November 28 to January 10.

The writer of a modern version of Cinderella hopes he’s penned a version his daughters would be proud of.

Father-of-two Ian Kershaw has created a new take on the classic fairytale, which begins its Christmas run at The Dukes this weekend.

Performed in The Round at the Lancaster theatre, the show tells the story of gutsy teenager, Ella, whose family have hit hard times and whose sisters – recently relocated from Essex – are making her life a misery.

As Ella (played by Rachael Garnett) begins to dream of a better world, news hits of a party at the palace.

Is this the ticket to her future?

With live music and songs plus fantastic puppets, Cinderella, which runs from November 28 to January 10, promises a theatrical treat for all the family.

To book tickets, ring The Dukes box office on 01524 598500 or visit www.dukes-lancaster.org.