Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new adaption of Cinderella will now open in May 2021, it’s been announced.
The new show had originally been due to premiere at the Gillian Lynne Theatre at the end of August before delaying until October.
However it will now begin previews from April 30, with Andrew Lloyd Webber saying in a statement that the push back was a result of the current on-going theatre shutdown.
Lloyd Webber said “Whilst I continue to impress on the government that theatres can reopen safely based on The London Palladium model, it has become clear that we need to move the opening of Cinderella to next Spring.
“My teams have been working throughout lockdown to prepare the show and are raring to go, but there are key elements, not least casting and the building of sets and costumes, that take months of forward planning and can only start as we get further down the road to normal.
“So the show will absolutely go on, just a little later than I’d hoped.”
A new official opening night has been set for May 19 with tickets on sale online here.
Those who previously purchased tickets will be contacted with options.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella features music from Webber with lyrics by David Zippel and an original story and book by Emerald Fennel.
Teased as a new, modern spin on the all time classic fairytale, Carrie Hope Fletcher was previously confirmed to play the title role with Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as the Stepmother.
Further casting is to be confirmed.