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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 Production

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

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Katie McCann

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)87 752 7706

  • Email


Source Of Information

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