Friday, January 10

Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical adaptation of Cinderella due to open at Gillian Lynne Theatre this September

With the announcement this morning that School of Rock is due to close on 1st March, comes the news that the world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical adaptation of  Cinderella with a contemporary twist is due  begin performances at London's Gillian Lynne Theatre this September.

The production will be directed by  Laurence Connor (School of Rock, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), with Gabriela Tylesova on scenic & costume design and Joann Hunter providing the choreography.

Andrew Lloyd Webber said: I have long wanted to write my own version of Cinderella but could never find a take on the classic story that really grabbed me. Emerald Fennell has written something truly exciting and original, and the moment I read her outline I knew I’d found my latest collaborator. I’m very pleased to be working with David Zippel, a hugely witty lyricist, once again. I’m also excited to be reunited with Laurence and JoAnn, who I loved creating School of Rock with and who delivered a knock out Joseph last Summer at The London Palladium, where it rightfully returns in June.
Lord Lloyd Webber, is working on a new score with Carrie Hope Fletcher with a dance workshop planned for March in London. The London workshop held earlier this year had a cast including Carrie Hope Fletcher as Cinderella, Tyrone Huntley as Sebastian, Gary Wilmot as Jean, Ruthie Henshall as Queen, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as Stepmother, Sophie Isaacs as Adele, and Rebecca Trehearn as Marie.The ensemble included Lucy Anderson, Dan Buckley, Charlie Burn, Ronan Burns (Duke), Darragh Cowley, Daniel Crowder, Jonny Fines (Prince Charming), Ahmed Hamad, Danny Michaels, Jo Napthine, Oliver Ormson (Dorian), Jemma Revell, and Gabriella Williams.Casting for the London production to be announced.

You can register for tickets here.

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