Adding to the humour, Kaplan sets up an elaborate joke for the Stepmother and Stepsisters when they change outfits in a vain attempt to keep up with court fashion. Maestro Nicolette Fraillon leads Orchestra Victoria in a meticulously detailed rendition of the score, maintaining an inspiring freshness to the sound. There is plenty of impressive dance work involved, particularly in the climactic pas de deuxand the pair perfectly complements each other in terms of distinctive presence and deeply intuitive partnership.

Jill Ogai is adorably amusing as Dumpy, while Ingrid Gow brings a contrasting undercurrent of insecurity to Skinny. Hilariously funny as they are, it is the excellent dancing of Stephenson, Ogai and Gow Australian Ballet Company Cinderella is the finishing touch to their memorable performances. Young audience members may need to be at least ten years of age to really appreciate Cinderella.

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