Victoria Hamilton-Barritt

Victoria Hamilton-Barritt to play Stepmother in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Cinderella’

Victoria Hamilton-Barritt will join Carrie Hope-Fletcher in the West End premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical Cinderella.

Victoria will play Cinderella’s stepmother with Hope-Fletcher, as previously announced, cast in the title role. Victoria was last on stage in Marianne Elliot’s acclaimed production of Death of a Salesman at the Piccadilly Theatre in London.

Her numerous West End credits include The View Upstairs (Soho Theatre), Murder Ballad (Arts Theatre), In The Heights (King’s Cross Theatre), A Chorus Line (London Palladium), The Wild Party (The Other Palace), Mamma Mia! (Prince Edward Theatre), Fame (Aldwych Theatre) and Desperately Seeking Susan (Novello Theatre).

Like Carrie Hope-Fletcher, Victoria had been involved in numerous workshop performances of the new musical.

As reported elsewhere Victoria said ‘The music is absolutely fantastic, it’s outstanding. It’s very ‘Andrew’. It will be a fantastic show with the direction it will go on. I got so much out of creating the stepmother, it was a lot of fun.

The production had been scheduled to begin previews in August, but with the unfolding theatre shutdown will now begin previews on 9 October 2020.

Lloyd Webber has remained tight lipped about the plot, only to say that it is a complete reinvention of the classic fairy tale story.

The new adaptation is penned by Emerald Fennel with lyrics by David Zippel (City of Angels), score by Lloyd Webber and direction by Laurence Connor.

Cinderella is booking from 9 October 2020 until 13 December 2020 at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, London.

Cinderella tickets are now on sale.

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