Tuesday, September 17

All star West End cast announced for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella semi-staged concert

Christine Allado, Cedric Neal and Jac Yarrow are among the first names  announced for the   UK premiere of the Broadway version of Rodgers and  Hammerstein’s Cinderella semi-staged concert at Cadogan Hall on 20th October. The concert will be performed by a 21-piece orchestra featuring the London Musical Theatre Orchestra (LMTO).

They will  be joined by Jodie Jacobs (Bananaman, Lizzie) as Charlotte, Dean John-Wilson (Aladdin, Cruel Intentions, The King and I) as Jean-Michel, Dianne Pilkington (Young Frankenstein, Wicked) as Marie and Zoe Rainey (Kiss Me Kate, An American in Paris) as Gabrielle.

Allado (who is starring  in the West End premiere of The Prince of Egypt) will play the lead role of Ella in with Jac Yarrow (who recently won The Stage Debut Award for his performance as Joseph) playing Prince Topher. Cedric Neal (who is in the new  Back to the Future musical) will play Lord Pinkleton.

Joining them from the LMTO chorus are Christopher Cameron, Charlotte Clitherow, Abigail Earnshaw, Benjamin Froehlich, Charlotte Kennedy, Richard James-King, Danny Lane, Jade Marvin, Chris McGuigan, Mia Michaud, Sam Oladeinde, Michael Robert-Lowe, Justine Saville, Katie Shearman, Joe Thompson-Oubari and Lizzie Wofford. Further casting for the roles of Madame and Sebastian will be announced shortly.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella is a Tony Award-winning musical presenting a contemporary take on the classic fairytale. The semi-staged concert will be directed by Jonathan O'Boyle with a new book by Tony Award-nominee Douglas Carter Beane, musical direction by Freddie Tapner, dramaturgy by Victoria Saxton and projection design by George Reeve.

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