The Glass Slippers by Emma Reeves

24th Sep 2020 to 2nd Jan 2021

tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal present a one hour show for children aged 3+ and their families. Perfect for weekend, half term and twilight family shows or for school performances.

Available to tour from 11th October 2020– 2nd January 2021


This story is all about keeping it real, because we all know ‘if the shoe fits…….’

The real story…of a girl who is wise, strong and intelligent, but who has lost everything and must find it all again!

The real story…about love, imagination and being true to yourself, but with a prince who doesn’t know if he wants to find the girl of his dreams!

The real story…with a pumpkin that changes into a carriage, sisters who are never going to change, and a clock that changes everything at the strike of midnight.

All thrown in with a bit of sparkle and magic for good measure!

With a top team of actor musicians, real music, dancing and inventive design, tutti frutti will re-imagine this classic story, to make you cry, make you chuckle and to inspire your real self to shine through!


To book

For fees and to discuss availability, please contact tutti frutti on 0113 388 0027 or

For more details about working with us please see our Venues or Schools sections.

Creative Team

Emma Reeves

Emma Reeves

Emma’s stage work includes the Olivier-nominated adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather, The Snow Child, Carrie’s War, Little Women and Cool Hand Luke. TV work includes The Worst Witch (Lead Writer) Eve (Lead Writer and co-creator) The Dumping Ground, Young Dracula, Tracy Beaker Returns, Belonging, The Murder of Princess Diana, Spirit Warriors and Doctors. She has won Best Children’s TV Episode at The Writers Guild of Great Britain Awards twice, and been nominated on two other occasions. Her work has won a national RTS award, an RTS Scotland award, been nominated for two BAFTA awards and two Broadcast awards.
James Atherton

James Atherton

Composer, Musical Director

Theatre as composer/musical director credits include: Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (New Vic Theatre), A Tiger’s Tale (M6 Theatre Company),The Visitors Book (Hope Mill Theatre); The Giant Jam Sandwich, The Tiger’s Bones (New Perspectives - National Tour); When We Built A Rocket Ship; Tis Written In The Stars (Oldham Coliseum); Bedtime Stories (Upswing at Stratford Circus)

Television as composer credits include: The History Of Christianity,Tales From the National Parks, The Lives of Gandhi, Around the World in 80 Faiths, (BBC); Survivors, Kenny Everett: Licence to Laugh (ITV1); The Unseen Eric Morecambe (Channel 4); Roger to the Rescue (Cosgrove Hall); Colleen’s Secrets (Channel 5); All in the Game, starring Ray Winstone (Film4).

James is also the artistic director of the renowned Oldham Theatre Workshop.

Joanne Bernard

Joanne Bernard

Joanne trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds. She then worked with Kokuma dance company in Birmingham which enabled her to work with some of the best African and Caribbean tutors, Koffi Koko, Peter Badejo, H pattern and Patsy Ricketts to name a few. She has 18 years performance experience working for a variety of companies including Ace Dance and Music (contemporary/African fusion), Foot in hand (disabled and able bodied dancers) and tutti frutti (children’s theatre). Joanne went on to become movement director with Red Earth Theatre based in Derby for 5 productions and then returned to tutti frutti as a choreographer for their autumn show Silly Billy and has been with the company ever since.

Joanne has been a rehearsal director since 2004 working with companies such as State of Emergency and Rosie Kay with who she was rehearsal director for four seasons between 2005 and 2010. She was rehearsal director for Tavaziva dance during the critically acclaimed 2004 production ‘Bophelo’ in which the company toured to Zimbabwe as part of the Harare International Arts Festival. She returned to Tavaziva as rehearsal director for ‘Tavaziva Ten’ in autumn 2014.

Rebecca Constable

Rebecca Constable

In 2018 I graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a first-class BA (HONS) in Theatre Design. Since then I have won the 2018 Nottingham Playhouse Prize, nominated for Naomi Wilkinson Award for Stage Design 2019 and previously won Nottingham’s Young Creative of the year award 2016, which lead to the publication of my book; Impact.

I am passionate about design for performance and have gained valuable industry experience working as a designer for the Nottingham Playhouse, Sheffield Crucible Theatre, along with a designer/maker for The Lakeside Theatre Nottingham, Freedom Studios and the 2017 Connections festival. I have also worked as a scenic artist with TV Workshop and Production Park.


Wendy Harris

Wendy Harris

Artistic Director

I have held the position of Artistic Director at tutti frutti since 2005 and have directed all but one production in partnership with York Theatre Royal, touring nationally and internationally and co-producing the Little Feet Festival of Children’s Theatre and the First Words writers’ development programme

Before working with tutti frutti I was Artistic Director of Red Ladder Theatre Company, and previous to this; Merseyside Young People’s Theatre Company in Liverpool. Over the years as a freelance director work has included; Everyman Theatre Liverpool, Crucible Theatre Sheffield, Hope Street Ltd, Oxford Stage Company, Unity Theatre Liverpool, European Stage Company, Theatre Royal Stratford East, and Contact Theatre Manchester. I currently live in Leeds with my partner Mark and two sons Louie and Eliot.