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Andrew Lloyd Webber's genius returns to the West End with his very own version of the classic Cinderella story! Now showing at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, this brand new musical turns the original tale on its head with a book by Emmy nominee Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve), lyrics by David Zippel (The Woman in White) and an original score by Lloyd Webber (of course). The leading lady of the moment, Carrie Hope Fletcher, stars as the titular Cinders.
Lloyd Webber announced the new production with "I have long wanted to write my own version of Cinderella but could never find a take on the classic story that really grabbed me. Emerald Fennell has written something truly exciting and original, and the moment I read her outline I knew I'd found my latest collaborator..."
With direction from Laurence Connor (Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat) and Choreography from School of Rock's JoAnn Hunter Cinderella is one of the biggest new productions of the year!
What is the story?
Welcome to the picturesque town of Bellville, where the streets, and the citizens, are all gorgeous folk, each living a fairytale existence. Well not all of them.Resolutely rebelling against Bellville's picture-perfect persona is the town's brash outcast; Cinderella. This tough girl wants out of Bellville, especially now her only friend, Prince Sebastian is more into his Heir to the Throne Duties than their friendship. But as they grow apart, a new spark seems to keep them together...Add to that the Queen has ordered a Royal Wedding to keep the peasants happy, and it looks like the steadfastly unique loud-mouth is going to have to do something she never dreamed of - conform. With the help The Godmother, can Cinders find true love and more importantly, true happiness in her own skin?
Previews from: 18 August 2021
Opening night: 18 August 2021
You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.
Carrie Hope Fletcher as Cinderella
Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as Stepmother
Ivan Turco as Prince Sebastian
Rebecca Trehearn will play the Queen
Laura Baldwin and Georgina Castle as the Stepsisters
Gloria Onitiri as the Godmother
Georgina Onuorah as the Ensemble / Alternate Cinderella
Sam Robinson as Dorian
Giovanni Spano as Gawain
Vinny Coyle as Arthur
Michael Afemare, 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.
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by David Zippel
Original Story and Book by Emerald Fennell
Directed by Laurence Connor
3 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)
I feel foolish questioning why Andrew Lloyd Weber wanted to bring a pantomime... more
What an enjoyable evening filled with fun. Ivano Turco absolutely fantastic... more
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