23 November-31 December

Welcome to Brixton Lane! Forget the glass slipper or the pumpkin carriage this Christmas; join Sindi-Ella in this reimagined tale of Cinderella full of rap, poetry, vegetables, and vibes you can dance to!

A Brixton House Production. Script & Lyrics by Danusia Samal. Music by Duramaney Kamara. Direction & Dramaturgy by Ola Ince.


Welcome to Brixton Lane! Forget the glass slipper or the pumpkin carriage this Christmas; join Sindi-Ella in this reimagined tale of Cinderella full of magic, music… and home-grown vegetables!

Just like her Dad, Brixton’s most beloved greengrocer, Sindi-Ella will do anything to keep the family business open… including growing her own produce. It’s a welcome distraction from the turbulence of growing up and grieving the loss of her father… not that Sindi wants to talk about that.

Stuck with her bougie step-mum and her South London hating stepsister, Sindi’s only got her trusty ‘Delphy’ plant to talk to. Until a chance meeting with Charmz, Brixton’s biggest influencer, sparks something unexpected… Charmz is sick of living their life online and is looking for a meaningful connection. What better way than to host a party? When Sindi and Charmz meet, the spark is immediate. But with trouble brewing at home, can Sindi make it to the ball? Perhaps her loyal houseplants can help?

Full of beats to dance to, songs to sing along to, and bars to make you go “OI!”, this retelling of Cinderella is a local story – a tale of overcoming loss with the help of friendship, family, and community spirit.

Image by Wild Suga.

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Important message regarding performances from 20 December

Unfortunately, Alex Thomas-Smith is unwell, and the role of Charmz will be played by Arun Blair-Mangat. We are grateful to Arun for stepping in at short notice for today’s performance, and due to minimal rehearsal time, Arun will, where needed, be performing with the script in hand. We look forward to welcoming Alex Thomas-Smith back when they have returned to full health.

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*partially restricted view 
(under 16’s)
23-24 Nov (Preview) £20, £16 concession £28, £24 concession £24, £20 concession £15  £15
25 & 28 Nov (Preview) £24, £20 concession  £32, £28 concession £28, £24 concession £15£15
29 Nov (Press Night) £30, £26 concession £38, £34 concession £34, £30 concession £15£15
30 Nov – 20 Dec £30, £26 concession £38, £34 concession £34, £30 concession £15£15
21 –23 Dec  £32, £28 concession £40, £36 concession £36, £32 concession £15£15
24 – 29 Dec  £36, £32 concession £44, £40 concession £40, £36 concession £15£15
30 – 31 Dec  £32, £28 concession £40, £36 concession £36, £32 concession £15£15


★★★★ SW Londoner
“A must-see for Brixton locals”
“Cinderella delivered the glam, magic and message of all festive shows.”

★★★★ A Younger Perspective
“An irrepressibly fun, clever and energetic retelling of Cinderella.”
“Festive, feel-good, and fresh.”

Reviews Hub
“A storyline that reflects Brixton…​this is a fun night out.”

Salterton Arts Review
“A fun, family-friendly and full of heart production.”
“Worth a trip for South London families.”

The Stage
“…bops to a different beat”
“Kamara’s compositions offer a collection of catchy tunes – they’re a delicious highlight of the show.”
“Director Ola Ince’s production is a slick high-school musical.”

Time Out
“‘Good fun, and certainly different to your run-of-the-mill ‘Cinderella.”
“Absolutely ravishing, multi-level set from Amelia Jane Hankin.”

South London Lifestyle
“A love letter to Brixton. A celebration felt by the community, for the community… the essence of Brixton is woven throughout this heartwarming tale.”
“Danusia Samal uses her artistic license to carve something much more meaningful out of her modern reimagining of Cinderella.”


Inside the rehearsal room

Photos by Alex Brenner

Creative Team

Director Ola Ince 

Writer Danusia Samal 

Composer Duramaney Kamara 

Assistant Director Esme Allman 

Set Designer Amelia Jane Hankin 

Costume Designer Maybelle Laye 

Vocal Arranger Renell Shaw 

Sound Designer Elena Peña  

Lighting Designer Anna Watson 

Movement Director and Choreographer Ricardo Da Silva 

Fight Director Rebecca Wilson 

Costume Supervisor Jackie Orton 

Vocal Coach Aundrea Fudge

Assistant Choreographer Erikson “Eriboy” Costa

Assistant Choreographer Guiselvane “Nairóbi” Guilherme

Assistant Choreographer Sulvenia “Zanzibar” Muxa

Assistant Choreographer Rosário “Tiger zoo” Lima

Deputy Stage Manager Vivi Wei

Assistant Stage Manage Ciara Pidgeon

Wardrobe Assistant Stage Manager George Bennet

Costume Assistant Patrick Reynolds


Sindi-Ella Yanexi Enriquez 

Charmz Alex Thomas-Smith 

Steph Julene Robinson 

Tia Jesse Bateson 

Amir/Delphy Ray Emmet Brown 

Yanexi as Sindi-Ella

Yanexi is a London-based actor and dancer, who trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, graduating in 2020.

Yanexi led in My Uncle is not Pablo Escobar at Brixton House Theatre, then in The Invincibles at Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, in 2023. She played Cass in Mandala Theatre Company’s tour of Though This Be Madness, in co-production with the Roundhouse and Belgrade Theatres, in 2022. She participated in the Globe Theatre’s Monologue Slam with Mawa Theatre Company in 2023, playing Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, and has numerous short film credits.

Alex Thomas-Smith as Charmz

Theatre includes May in & JULIET (Shaftesbury Theatre) Angel in RENT (Hope Mill Theatre), Standby Evan Hansen in Dear Evan Hansen (Noel Coward Theatre), The Cereal Café (The Other Palace), Tink in Bat Out of Hell (Dominion Theatre), Motown (Shaftesbury Theatre), Sweet Charity (Manchester Royal Exchange), Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith).

Television includes Dixi (Kindle Entertainment/CBBC), and Shakespeare Live! (BBC 2 and Royal Shakespeare Company), The Revenge Files of Alistair Fury (CBBC).

Arun Blair-Mangat as Charmz (understudy)

Acting credits include: Spellbound (Hulu), Drunk History: Black Stories (Comedy Central), & Juliet (Original West End Cast), Leave To Remain (Original Cast, Lyric Hammersmith), Kinky Boots (Original West End Cast), Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights (King’s Cross Theatre) and Angels in America, Wig Out and The Drag (National Theatre).

Ray Emmet Brown as Amir/Delphy

Theatre includes Is God Is (Royal Court), Two Trains Running (ETT/Royal and Derngate), Sweet Bird of Youth (Chichester Festival Theatre), Moon on a Rainbow Shawl (National Theatre/UK Tour), A Raisin in the Sun (Royal Exchange Theatre), A Midsummer‘s Night’s Dream  (Library Theatre), Les Negres (Young Vic Studio), The Wicked Old Man (West Yorkshire Playhouse). Generations of the Dead in the Abyss of Coney Island Madness (Contact Theatre, Manchester – Manchester Evening News Award Winner).

Television includes Grace, Eastenders, Endeavour, The Stranger, Doctors, Mum, The Job Lot, Hollyoaks, The Dumping Ground, Prey, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Bodyfarm, Casualty, Law and Order, Paradox, Holby City, Life on Mars, New Street Law, Outlaws (Screen Nation Nominee for Best Newcomer), Family, Judge John Deed, The Second Coming, A&E, Butterfly Collectors, Born to Run, Prime Suspect, A Touch of Frost, GBH.

Film includes The Undertaker, Looking for Eric, and Blowdry.

Julene Robinson as Steph

Theatre credits include The Night Woman (Barbican Centre), Get Up! Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical (Lyric Theatre), The Ranch of the Lost Boys (Roundhouse), The Mountaintop & God of Carnage (University Player), and many more.

Television includes The Witcher (Netflix)

Jesse Bateson as Tia

Theatre includes Belongings (Tangled Feet), Off The Grid (Half Moon), 00 (Edinburgh Fringe), The Fall (Southwark Playhouse), The Suppliant Woman (The Young Vic), The Host (Yard Theatre).

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