Cinderella The Musical
About Cinderella The Musical
Carrie Hope Fletcher will play the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s highly anticipated new production of Cinderella.
The production opens at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in Spring 2021.
A complete reinvention of the classic fairytale, Cinderella is based on an original idea by Emerald Fennell, the Emmy Award nominated scriptwriter of the second season of smash hit Killing Eve, with a brand-new score from the legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by David Zippel, direction by Laurence Connor and choreography from JoAnn Hunter.
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Not much is known about the synopsis of Cinderella, but audiences shouldn’t expect to see a prim and proper princess. Instead, the “Cinderella story” is turned on its head, reinventing everything you know about her. The musical stars Carrie Hope Fletcher in the titular role, reimagined as a fierce, independent woman who aims to remain true to herself. Victoria Hamilton-Barritt plays the Evil Stepmother, having portrayed the character in earlier workshops.
The Cinderella script is written by the BAFTA-winning Emerald Fennell, whose best-known works include Killing Eve, the hit BBC drama with plenty of twists and turns. We’re expecting a similar style from this musical, accompanied by a pop-rock score from the legend himself, Andrew Lloyd Webber. There’s also lyrics from David Zippel, whose lyricist credits include City of Angels and The Woman In White.
What To Watch For
- Workshop performances were staged at The Other Palace in 2019, starring Tyrone Huntley, Sophie Isaacs and Ruthie Henshall.
- Cinderella writer Emerald Fennell stars in season 4 of Netflix’s The Crown.
- Three tracks from Cinderella have been released so far: "Bad Cinderella", "Only You, Lonely You" and "I Know I Have a Heart".
- Carrie Hope Fletcher has starred in West End productions including Les Miserables as Fantine and Veronica Sawyer in Heathers.
- Cinderella is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s newest musical, following School of Rock.
Recommended Ages 6+