Andrew Lloyd Webber’s major new musical arrives in London
Andrew Lloyd Webber presents the world premiere of Cinderella – a spectacular new musical now playing at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London’s West End.
Carrie Hope-Fletcher (Heathers, Les Misérables) stars as ‘Cinderella’ alongside Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as the ‘Step Mother’ in a new adaptation of the classic fairy tale for the 21st Century.
Cinderella is brought to the stage by a powerhouse creative team including an original score by Oscar, Emmy, Grammy & Tony award winner Andrew Lloyd Webber, a book by 2021 Oscar winner and Killing Eve script writer Emerald Fennell, and lyrics by Oscar nominee David Zippel (Disney’s Hercules, Mulan; City of Angels).
A complete reinvention of the classic fairy tale, Cinderella promises be the stand-out musical of the year.
Cinderella tickets are booking until 29 May 2022 at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, London.
What is Cinderella about?
Welcome to Bellville! The most aggressively picturesque town in the history of the world, populated exclusively with gorgeous townsfolk who stop at nothing to achieve perfection. Bellville is fairy tale come to life: a place where you can’t move without falling over a wishing well or a quivering milkmaid. Maintaining this façade is a full time job, and one that is taken very seriously indeed.
The only person steadfastly refusing to live in the fairy tale is Cinderella, loud-mouthed, dripping with disdain, and more likely to roast Hansel and Gretel for dinner than play the demure and downtrodden maid, Cinderella is desperate to escape. But underneath it all, the loneliness that comes with being the town pariah is wearing on her.
It doesn’t help that her only friend, Prince Sebastian, has suddenly become the heir to the throne after the mysterious disappearance of his elder brother: sex god and charisma machine, Prince Charming. Suddenly thrust into the spotlight, the formerly shy and somewhat-less-sex-goddish Sebastian seems to be quickly growing into his brother’s enormous britches, and out of his friendship with Cinderella. But this change of circumstances also introduces something else to the relationship, a new spark which neither of them quite know what to do with. Could it be that these two old friends mean more to one another than they are willing to let on?
After a devastating PR disaster for Bellville, and with the threat of the guillotine glinting on the horizon, the Queen decides that the only thing to save the town (and her pretty neck) is a Royal Wedding: something colourful and distracting so the peasants don’t get too revolution-y.
All looks lost for the blossoming romance, until Cinderella meets The Godmother, who can fix any problem with a little incision and a couple of broken ribs. Maybe the answer lies where Cinderella has been refusing to look: in becoming the identikit beauty that everyone has always told her to be.
Who is in the Cinderella cast?
Cinderella stars Carrie Hope Fletcher (Les Miserables, Heathers The Musical, The Addams Family) in the title character of Cinderella. The main Cinderella cast features Ivano Turco as Prince Sebastian, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as The Stepmother, Georgina Castle and Laura Baldwin as Cinderella’s stepsisters Marie and Adele, Gloria Onitiri as The Godmother and Rebecca Trehearn as The Queen.
Cinderella features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, an original story and book by 2021 Academy Award winner Emerald Fennel (Killing Eve) with lyrics by David Zippel (City of Angels). The production is directed by Laurence Connor (School of Rock) with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter.
★★★★★ “Not so much a ball as a blast” The Guardian
★★★★ “Magical. A happy ever after” DailyTelegraph
★★★★ “Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new take is a hilarious triumph” Evening Standard
★★★★ “Carrie Hope Fletcher delivers a 21st-century take on romance. And it’s simply joyous!” The Times
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Venue InformationGillian Lynne Theatre, 166 Drury Lane, WC2B 5PW
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