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The Thirteenth Doctor and her companions watch a pantomime version of Cinderella. (COMIC: It's Behind You!

Cinderella was a fairy tale, focusing on a character by the same name.

When the First Doctor, Vicki and Steven Taylor landed on an unnamed planet, they came across a Lapino who threatened to kill one of them to generate enough emotion to power a rescue message. The Doctor convinced the Lapino that there were other options, so they put on a dramatic presentation of Cinderella to create more positive emotions on which to feed. (PROSE: Planet of the Bunnoids)

The Eighth Doctor once saw a Chelonian production of Cinderella. He said it had to be seen to be believed. (PROSE: The Scarlet Empress)

In 2014, a pantomime version of Cinderella was performed for a six-week run at the Palace Theatre. (PROSE: Behind You) The Thirteenth Doctor, Yasmin Khan and Dan Lewis once went to see a panto version of Cinderella whose plot also involved "the Demon King". Things went awry, however, after the Doctor attempted to make the show more exciting and ended up accidentally replacing all the characters and props with real versions of the characters, which began to attack the audience and each other. (COMIC: It's Behind You!)

A member of Zygon High Command disguised itself as a schoolgirl wearing a Cinderella school bag, with the Twelfth Doctor addressing the Zygon as such. (TV: The Zygon Invasion)

Trix MacMillan told the Princes in the Tower a version of Cinderella which had two Cinderellas and two princes. (PROSE: Halflife)

Behind the scenes[]

Derek Jacobi appeared in Disney's 2015 film adaptation.

Said film starred Lily James as the titular heroin; James was dating Matt Smith at the time of the film's release.

Released in the same year as the film, the Time Lord Fairy Tales short story Cinderella and the Magic Box, depicted a real life Cinderella meeting, incidentally, the Eleventh Doctor.