Reviews have dropped for the West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella in London – what did the critics make of it?
Andrew Lloyd Webber teams up with an award-winning creative team comprised of Emerald Fennell, David Zippel, Laurence Connor and JoAnn Hunter to bring an all-new musical to the West End.
Playing at the Gillian Lynne Theatre Cinderella stars Carrie Hope Fletcher in the title role with Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as the Stepmother. Further cast includes Ivano Turco as Prince Sebastian, brother to Prince Charming, Gloria Onitiri plays the Godmother and Laura Baldwin and Georgina Castle play the Stepsisters.
What have critics made of the new show?
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella London reviews
The Guardian – 5/5
“It adds up to not so much a ball as a blast: terrifically OTT and silly but warm and inclusive, with relatable, down-to-earth heroes and pertinent points about our quest for perfection and our expectations of each other and ourselves.” – Read the full review
Daily Mail- 4/5
“It’s Lloyd Webber’s music that does the heavy lifting, with one of his most varied scores. The first big tune is Hope Fletcher’s rocky anthem of mock self-reproach, Bad Cinderella. But her acoustic duets, riffing with Sebastian, afford some of the sweetest moments. ” – Read the full review
The Telegraph – 4/5
“It’s not Lloyd Webber’s most sophisticated work, but its generosity of spirit feels perfectly attuned to the moment. Just as we look to woo people back to theatres, here comes an utterly charming crowd-pleaser.” – Read the full review
London Evening Standard – 4/5
“After multiple false starts and delays, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Emerald Fennell’s sassy, sarky, musical take on the rags-to-riches fairytale proves well worth the wait. Cinderella has a terrific palette of songs, a snappy contemporary edge, and a star – Carrie Hope Fletcher – whose voice is both beautiful and powerful enough to knock down walls. Never mind the plot, submit to the spectacle: around a quarter of the audience will literally feel the earth move under their feet.” – Read the full review
WhatsOnStage – 4/5
“Cinderella isn’t going to win any awards for subtlety – it features a dance routine where muscled men heave golden balls around while making jokes about being well equipped, for goodness sake – but it’s colourful, energetic and a huge amount of fun. It also, crucially, has a good heart and some sumptuous tunes, which makes you forgive its failings.” – Read the full review
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella plays at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, London currently booking through to 13 February 2022.
The current performance schedule is Wednesdays to Saturdays at 7:30PM with 2:30PM matinees on Wednesday and Saturday and 3PM shows on Sundays.