What to watch out for in ‘Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella’
Welcome to Belleville, a fantastical French town where dreams come true — but only if you fit in. That makes the rebellious Cinderella a social outcast; nobody wants to be associated with her. But once she’s magically transformed into a princess, thanks to a bit of help from the Godmother, everyone looks at her. She wears glass slippers. Her hair is coiffured to within an inch of its life. But can Cinderella still find love in her disguise? Or will she learn to be herself and break the Belleville spell?
Let the Cinderella magic unfold around you throughout this spectacular musical. Sit in the front eight rows of the Gillian Lynne Theatre, in particular, and you’ll be invited to the ball in style. But conjuring up Cinderella wasn’t as easy as “Bippidy, boppidy, boo!”. It takes a long time to finesse a West End show: Cinderella creators Emerald Fennell and Andrew Lloyd Webber spent years developing the musical. But it’s all worth it for the end result, and the Cinderella cast have plenty of favourite moments in the show which you need to watch out for.
Find out more about the best moments in Cinderella and see the world premiere musical for yourself in London.
Caleb Roberts, Prince Charming
“There’s a moment in the salsa between the five men when Prince Sebastian is told to dance by his mother, the Queen, for me. All the men come in and they dance in unison. The first time I saw it, I was amazed.” Find out more about Caleb Roberts making his West End musical debut in Cinderella.
Georgina Castle, Marie
“In Act Two, Prince Sebastian busts a move and while we’re meant to be watching him, I love looking out and seeing people’s faces. I’ve got so many favourite moments in Cinderella, but they’re all about the times the show bring joys and the audience’s reaction to it.”
Ivano Turco, Prince Sebastian
“In Act One, Cinderella’s stepsister Adele says she didn’t know Cinderella and Sebastian were friends. She follows this with a particularly rude gesture which kills me every single night.” We won’t suggest the expletive gesture here, so you’ll have to see Cinderella in the West End to find out!
Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, The Stepmother
“My duet, ’I Know You’, with Rebecca Trehearn [who plays The Queen] is my favourite moment in the show. It’s so much fun. Every night I look forward to doing that part of the show. What makes it super magical is just watching the audience lose it and getting it together. When there’s a silly audience, it’s dynamite. We’re all in [on] the same joke.”