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The Grimm Tale of Cinderella


  • Playwright

    Katie McCann 

  • Synopsis

    Lost, tired and out of their depth, brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm seek shelter in the woods from a bitter storm. Unknown to them they are not the only ones seeking shelter and a chance encounter with a strange old woman is about to change their fate. Trapped for the evening together the brothers begin to share with the woman the stories they have gathered on their travels. Stories they believe will make them bestsellers and famous the world over. But the Old Woman too has a tale to tell, about a girl named Ella, her cruel stepmother, a handsome prince and the night that would change her life forever. However this is not the story the brothers expect. No, no this is the real story of the girl who became known as Cinderella…

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling occurs.


Original Cast  
Brigit Ashleigh Dorrell
Bandit Ashleigh Dorrell
Wilhelm Grimm Finbarr Doyle
Prince Albert Finbarr Doyle
Henrik Finbarr Doyle
Ella Danielle Galligan
Old Woman Danielle Galligan
Jacob Grimm Fionn Foley
Otto Fionn Foley
Kit Fionn Foley
Gabrielle Aisling O'Mara
Bandit Aisling O'Mara
Margaretta Camille Lucy Ross
The Queen Camille Lucy Ross
Voiceover Narrator Olwen Fouéré
Production Team  
Producer Cliona Dukes
Director Jeda de Brí
Production Manager Miriam Duffy
Set Designer Ger Clancy
Lighting Designer Jack Cawley
Costume Designer Nicola Burke
Sound Designer Osgar Dukes
Fight Director Ciaran O'Grady
Choreographer Charlene Gleeson
Stage Manager Rachel Bergin
Assistant Stage Manager Ellie Hendry
Magic Consultant Colm Dawson
Costume Assistant Lisa Schon
Hair & Make-Up Stacey Regan
Lighting Operator Hannah Reid
Photography Ste Murray



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Katie McCann

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)87 752 7706

  • Email


The information for this entry was taken from the play's original production programme.