Here’s all you need to know about the plot of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new Cinderella musical.
Due to premiere in the summer of 2021, 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.
What’s the musical all about?
Although exact details of the new musical’s plot are currently being kept secret until official opening night later in July, book writer Emerald Fennell has shared an insight into what we can expect.
Speaking with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Fennell explained: “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 ever 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 in our version 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.”
Who’s on the cast?
Carrie Hope Fletcher was previously announced to be playing the title role with Victoria Hamilton-Barritt starring 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.
The show will open at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on 18 August 2021 and is currently booking through until February 2022.
Meanwhile, an original studio cast album is available for order on CD, Vinyl and signed CD.