Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella is heading to London’s West End for 2021 – here’s all you need to know.
Due to premiere in the summer of 2021, here’s everything we currently know about the show.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella features music from Webber with lyrics by David Zippel and an original story and book by Emerald Fennell.
The new musical has been teased as a new, modern spin on the all time classic fairytale.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella tickets and opening date
The show is currently due to begin performances at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on 25 June with an official opening on 14 July 2021. The show is currently booking through until February 2022.
The standard performance schedule will be Monday, Wednesday – Saturdays at 7:30PM with 3PM matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets are currently priced from £24.
Meet the West End cast!
Carrie Hope Fletcher was previously confirmed to play the title role with Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as the Stepmother.
Ivano Turco will star as Prince Sebastian, brother to Prince Charming.
Rebecca Trehearn plays the Queen, Gloria Onitiri stars as the Godmother and Laura Baldwin and Georgina Castle will appear as the Stepsisters. Georgina Onuorah will appear as Alternate Cinderella, Caleb Roberts as Prince Charming, Sam Robinson as Dorian, Giovanni Spano as Gawain and Vinny Coyle as Arthur.
Completing the cast are Rodney Vubya, Michael Afemaré, Lydia Bannister, Michelle Bishop, William Bozier, Lauren Byrne, Sophie Camble, Tobias Charles, Nicole Deon, Jonathan David Dudley, Dominic Adam Griffin, Michael Hamway, James Lee Harris, Leah Harris, Kate Ivory Jordan, Kelsie-Rae Marshall, Andy Rees, Alexandra Waite Roberts, Lauren Stroud, Georgia Tapp and Matthieu Vinetot.
What’s the musical all about?
Sharing details of the plot, book writer Emerald Fennell reveals: “It has everything we all love about Cinderella. It’s a fairytale, it’s a romance, it’s a story about finding yourself.
“We start with a town of Belleville which is the most fairytale town that every existed and what happens when Cinderella is a girl who lives there and finds it just as exhausting as any of us would if we lived in a fairytale.
“Part of that world is the world of the Godmother who is this terrifying, megalomaniacal plastic surgeon come couturier who has made everyone in that town the way they look.
“What if Prince Charming is gone? And instead his younger brother who is not unlike Cinderella in that he’s always been overlooked suddenly has to fill those enormous boots. It was about starting from a place of friendship and now suddenly everything has changed.”
For now an original studio cast album is available for pre-order, currently due for release in July.