Cinderella’s story will be beamed in from Royal Opera House

ROMEO AND JULIET by MacMillan,'Johan Koborg (as Romeo ),Music-Serge Prokofiev,'Choreography- Kenneth MacMillan,'Designs-Nicholas Georgiadis, The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera House, Jan 11 2010, Credit: Johan Persson/ArenaPAL, www.arenapal.com
ROMEO AND JULIET by MacMillan,'Johan Koborg (as Romeo ),Music-Serge Prokofiev,'Choreography- Kenneth MacMillan,'Designs-Nicholas Georgiadis, The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera House, Jan 11 2010, Credit: Johan Persson/ArenaPAL, www.arenapal.com
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The Eastgate Theatre passes a significant milestone in its history this month with the first performance in the new Peebles Proms season.

A new production of Massenet’s Cendrillon, the story of Cinderella, starring Joyce DiDonato and Alice Coote, will be screened on Saturday, the first in a series of cinematic relays from the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden.

Ticketholders for the Peebles screening are invited to an exclusive pre-performance drinks reception at the theatre to mark the occasion.

Borders opera-lovers are in for another treat in February with Puccini’s Il Trittico – the first time this work has been performed by The Royal Opera since 1965 - and again in April, with the opportunity to see Verdi’s Rigoletto.

Ballet fans will be able to see The Royal Ballet’s performance of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet in March and La Fille Mal Gardée by Hérold in May.

Eastgate general manager Caroline Adam said: “We are delighted to be able to bring such high quality productions to Peebles.

“Seeing a show at the Royal Opera House itself is likely to be a rare and expensive treat for many people, but by relaying these performances to our own screen, we can provide unforgettable evenings at affordable prices.”

Cinderella is screened at 7.15pm and tickets cost £12.50.

Season tickets for the Peebles Proms are also available by phoning 01721 725777.