DVD reviews: Cinderella & A Little Chaos

August 21, 2015

CINDERELLA (U) 3 stars Ella (Lily James) is consigned to the kitchen by her vindictive stepmother, Lady Tremaine (Cate Blanchett), and brattish stepsisters, Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drizella (Sophie McShera). Emboldened by the dying words of her mother (Hayley Atwell) – “Have courage and be kind” – Ella tries to rise above the bullying.


New take on classic opera

October 30, 2014

With a sparkling score and new take on the famous children’s tale, Scottish Opera breathes new life into Cinderella, writes Susan Welsh