SUBSCRIBE for more BBC highlights: https://bit.ly/2IXqEIn Programme website: http://bbc.in/2CYw0fX A thrilling and evocative retelling of the classic Cinderella love story set in London’s Blitz.
Matthew Bourne was born in Hackney, London in 1960. He went to William Fitt and Sir George Monoux School in Walthamstow, London. From the ages of 14 to 16 he was an avid autograph hunter, attending most West End opening nights and waiting outside Stage Doors and top London Hotels. In 1978 he left full-time education and worked in various jobs at the BBC (filing clerk), Keith Prowse Theatre Agents (selling theatre tickets) and The National Theatre (bookshop and ushering). Despite having never done a dance class, he ran and directed various amateur Dance Companies in his teenage years. In [More]