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 8th October 2020– 2nd January 2021


We would like to confirm that The Glass Slippers tour is currently planned to go ahead and will be touring from the 8th of October until the end of December. 

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.

Tour Dates

Date & Time Venue Address
8th Oct 2020
-9th Oct 2020
York Theatre Royal
St Leonards Place, York, YO1 7HD  To book tickets: 01904 623 568
Visiting family information is here.
12th Oct 2020
Closed schools performance
13th Oct 2020
Princess Alexandra Auditorium
Yarm School, Spitalfields, Stockton-on-Tees TS15 9EJ To book tickets: 01642 792587
17th Oct 2020
Gulbenkian Theatre
University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NB To book tickets: 01227 769075
Visiting family information is here.
21st Oct 2020
Thornton Dale Primary School
Closed school performance
22nd Oct 2020
Seven Artspace
Closed performance
26th Oct 2020
Lincoln Drill Hall

Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EY  To book tickets: 01522 873894

27th Oct 2020
Stamford Arts Centre
27 St Mary’s Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 2DL To book tickets: 01780 763203
28th Oct 2020
Uckfield Civic Centre
Uckfield, TN22 1AE To book tickets: 01825 769694
31st Oct 2020
10.30; 2.00
Otley Courthouse

Courthouse Street, Otley, LS21 3AN  To book tickets: 01943 467216

1st Nov 2020
1.00; 3.00
The Civic, Barnsley
Hanson Street, Barnsley, S70 2HZ To book tickets: 01226 327 000
8th Nov 2020
5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, London, N12 0GA
To book tickets: 0208 369 5454
Visiting family information is here.
18th Nov 2020
D'Eyncourt Primary School
Closed school performance
19th Nov 2020
Seacroft Grange Primary School
Closed schools performance
22nd Nov 2020
12.00; 3.00
Jackson's Lane
269a Archway Road, London, N6 5AA To book tickets: 020 8341 4421

26th Nov 2020
-28th Nov 2020
Theatr Clwyd
Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1YA  To book tickets: 01352 701521

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.

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.