Interview with lead actors of Cinderella: A Fairly True Story

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Cinderella, A Fairly True Story opens at Resorts World Theatre on 10 December 2015. The enchanting tale of a girl meeting her prince through a missing glass slipper takes on an imaginative twist – as a reporter (imagine that) inspires Cinderella to take control of her own destiny.

Expect a stage filled with a colourful explosion of original music, popular hits, dynamic choreography, unforgettable beauty, and spellbinding transformations that will have you believing in magic.

Lead actors Charlotte Campion who plays Cinderella, and Caleb Vines who plays the Prince, share their thoughts on the most magical moments, on love at first sight and on living happily ever after.

 

Q: Cinderella is a tale that most of us grew up with. For you, what was the most magical moment in this show?

Charlotte: For my character Cinderella, there are two magical moments.

The first is when the Good Mother [the fairy godmother who’s actually Cinderella’s dead mother] transforms Cinderella’s old dress into a gown for the ball. It’s really a beautiful magic trick. You will suddenly see Cinderella standing in a beautiful blue dress.

The second moment is when Cinderella meets the prince at the ball. She falls in love and realises for the first time that there’s someone worth fighting for.

Charlotte Campion plays Cinderella in Cinderella: A Fairly True Story
Charlotte Campion plays Cinderella in Cinderella: A Fairly True Story

Caleb: For the Prince, the most magical moment is when the shoe fits. He has gone through the whole kingdom and fitted shoes for 453 times. He almost gives up but his Aunty Nanny told him to try one more house which happens to be Cinderella’s house.

And when the shoe fits on Cinderella’s feet, his whole world comes together. Finally, he has his happily ever after.

Q: Speaking of happily ever after, do you think Cinderella and the Prince will live happily ever after?

Charlotte: I’m sure Cinderella and her prince will live happily ever after. He’s a very sweet person. Although he started out as a childish boy, he grows up when he meets the love of his life.

Caleb: Absolutely, I think they are both characters that have been dissatisfied with their lives at the start of the show. And through each other, they find what they’ve been looking for. I think it’s a perfect match and they will live happily ever after.

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Q: Do you believe in love at first sight?

Charlotte: I do believe in love at first sight. Maybe it’s not for everyone. But I think it’s beautiful if you immediately have a spark like Cinderella and the Prince.

Caleb: Yes, I do believe it as I’d like to think that I’m a romantic. But it’s probably harder in the modern world than in fairy tales.

Q: Cinderella has been retold many times in the past. What is unique about this version of Cinderella?

Charlotte: This Cinderella is closer to the Brothers Grimm’s version. There is still the theme of love and magic but it is more gothic.

Caleb: We also have a narrator in the show who guides the audience through the story. He’s the reporter who’s looking for his next big story which just happens to be Cinderella’s story. It also deals with topics such as revenge, with Cinderella’s mother (as the fairy godmother) dealing with the stepmother and stepsisters at the end.

Q: How is your Cinderella different?

Charlotte: While the Cinderella I play is still a sweet girl, she’s sadder than those in other adaptations. Her father dies and she doesn’t know how to fight against her stepmother and stepsister.

When she meets the Prince, she changes. Suddenly she sees someone that she loves and she wants to fight for it.

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Q: Besides his long name Prince Harry George William Archibald Nicolas Philip Alexander Charles James Andrew Daniel the First, how is your Prince different?

In the centre: Caleb Vines who plays The Prince in Cinderella, A Fairly True Story
In the centre: Caleb Vines who plays The Prince in Cinderella, A Fairly True Story

Caleb: In the beginning, my prince is fairly sheltered and spoilt. When he is in the castle, everything is done for him and he’s really frustrated about it. He just wants to take his life into his own hands.

He’s looked after by his Aunty Nanny who’s a bit of a Mary Poppins character and helps him find a wife by arranging a ball. When the ball comes, he meets other people and realise that he can take things into his own hands.

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Q: To end, who should come watch Cinderella, A Fairly True Story?

Charlotte: Cinderella, A Fairly True Story is a production for everyone. It’s a story for kids and the grown-ups. The kids will love the show. It’s magical. And they’ll love the costumes, the hairstyles and the beautiful dresses.

Caleb: The great thing about this theatre is that it’s a family show. It can appeal to young girls of five years old all the way up to her grandmother. We have live magic, aerial flying, beautiful sets, beautiful songs, wonderful dancing and a great cast.

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And they lived happily ever after


Come and see the magic in Cinderella, A Fairly True Story, showing at Resorts World Theatre from 10 December 2015 to 4 January 2016.

Cinderella, A Fairly True Story tickets

Date: 10 Dec 2015 – 4 Jan 2016
Show Times: Thu: 7pm
Fri – Mon: 2pm and 7pm (no show on Tue and Wed)
Venue: Resorts World™ Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa
Prices*:
Premium Cat 1 Cat 2 Cat 3
Adult – Standard S$168 S$138 S$108 S$78
Child1 (4 to 12 years old) S$118 S$97 S$76 S$55
Senior2(60 years old and above) S$143 S$117 S$92 S$66

1Child must be accompanied by at least one (1) adult.
2Senior must present valid ID upon purchase and at the theatre entrance for verification.

Get your tickets at SISTIC or Resorts World Theatre.
*Prices exclude SISTIC booking fee and handling charges. Terms and Conditions apply.

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Stand a chance to win Cinderella’s jewellery by Swarovski worth over S$1,000 with every ticket purchased. Term and conditions apply, please view the full terms and conditions.

 

Promotions for Cinderella, A Fairly True Story

(Discounts are only applicable to Adult – Standard tickets and are not applicable to Child and Senior Tickets.)

Cinderella Family Package

Family Package A @ S$309 (U.P. S$373)
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1Child ticket is valid for children aged 4 to 12 years old only. No upgrade of child tickets to adult tickets allowed.

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