Thursday, September 01, 2005

Cinderella down on her luck

Cinderella may have been down on her luck, but no one expected her to show up in the red light district. Least of all the descendants of Sergei Prokofiev.

They are so incensed at a Latvian production of the Russian composer's ballet that they have forced the show to close by refusing rights to use the music.

In the production the heroine is a cleaner in a bordello where the ugly sisters work as prostitutes and the evil step mother is the madam.

Prince Charming's tutor invites Cinderella to the ball and dresses her in a revealing pink dress that seduces his master. But the tutor destroys their burgeoning love affair by trying to pay Cinderella for her services.

The prince later visits the brothel to claim his love.

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