About the showAndrew Lloyd Webber’s anticipated re-imagining of Cinderella hits the West End in 2020. Written by Killing Eve showrunner Emerald Fennell, this must-see adaptation of the beloved fairy tale premieres at the Gillian Lynne Theatre.
Based on the familiar children’s story, Cinderella is the tale of a young girl who is mistreated by her stepfamily and consigned to a life of servitude. When a magical Fairy Godmother appears to grant her one true wish, Cinderella heads to the prince’s ball to seek an escape – and maybe even find true love.
Casting for Cinderella is to be announced, but it is speculated that Carrie Hope Fletcher (Heathers) will play the lead role.
Andrew Lloyd Webber writes the music for Cinderella, adding another score to his impressive collection including The Phantom of the Opera and Jesus Christ Superstar.
The show is directed by Laurence Connor (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), with a book by Emerald Fennell (Call the Midwife; Killing Eve), lyrics by David Zippel (City of Angels) and choreography by JoAnn Hunter.
Teasing a modern take on the classic story of princes, magic and glass slippers, Cinderella at the Gillian Lynne Theatre opens in September 2020.