HE is a Bourne 'imagineer..'

Walt Dlsney Studios have plenty of them but we have our very own world class director and choreographer who has inspired so many people of all ages to embrace dance.

Matthew's imagination knows no boundaries.

And those who work for him clearly relish his innovation Sir Bourne's New Adventures company are celebrating 30 years entertaining audiences across the world and they never fail to surprise and delight with productions stamped with the Bourne identity.

This Cinderella - a newly revamped version of this much-loved production - is deliciously different set in London during the blitz.

It is totally captivating from the atmospheric start in a war-time cinema with the worried civvies watching Pathe News reels.

And over two and a half hours - in three acts - we are escorted back to scenes of air raids, high-society partying and the darkness of incessant bombing.

There is a loveable white-suited angel (Liam Mower) with a fair amount of fairy dust up his sleeve.

And many visual treats from the multi-talented designer Lez Brothertston.

The lighting is spot on, so to speak, from Neil Austin with searchlights soaring in the skies.

The recorded music by Sergei Prokofiev is sweeping, wistful and dynamic - tender and yet dark depicting the trauma and despair of '40s Britain.

Cinders is played by sparkling Ashley Shaw while Dominic North is her prince charming - a dashing RAF pilot.

There are some wonderful dance moments from acrobatic airmen with movements similar to the propellers of a Spitfire.

You can enjoy the lush grandeur of the Cafe De Paris, and travel back in time to London Underground and the lonely Embankment where lost souls meet ..

Matthew pays homage to silent films as the step brothers and sisters proved slapstick and there's his love of the classics such as Waterloo Bridge and Brief Encounter.

This Cinderella is certainly one of Matthew's own modern day, creative classics.

And it might just require some tissues for the heart-touching finale.

Who said big boys don't cry?

Cinderella Until Saturday

Tickets from the box office on 0844 871 3017