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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella postponed until October

Carrie Hope Fletcher

Casting news

ANDREW Lloyd Webber has announced that the world premiere of his new musical, Cinderella, will now open at The Gillian Lynne Theatre on Wednesday, October 28, with previews from Friday, October 9, 2020.

Lloyd Webber said: “The show will go on sale next week as planned, but in the current global circumstances the creative team and I feel that this later opening date is wise. Full scale pre-rehearsals of Cinderella will take place with our leading actors, as planned, throughout this month”.

Previously Posted: Carrie Hope Fletcher is to play the title role in Cinderella, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s highly anticipated new production, which begins performances at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on Friday, August 28, 2020.

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Carrie Hope Fletcher has starred in Heathers (Theatre Royal Haymarket), The Addams Family (UK Tour), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK Tour), Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre), and is currently playing Fantine in Les Miserables at the newly named Sondheim Theatre.

She is the recipient of three Whatsonstage Awards and a prolific writer of children’s fiction. Her passionate support for body positivity has, together with her acting, music and writing career, attracted loyal followings across her social media platforms and saw her named in the 2019 Sunday Times Influencer List as one of the top 100 influencers in the United Kingdom.

Andrew Lloyd Webber said: “I’m absolutely thrilled that Carrie will be our Cinderella at the Gillian Lynne Theatre this Autumn. She has totally wowed my fellow writers and creative team and was a big success at the sing through of the show late last year.

“I am hugely confident that she will make this new take on Cinderella very much her own, and I’m looking forward to working and recording with her as soon as possible.”

The production, a complete reinvention of the classic fairytale, is based on an original idea by Emerald Fennell, the Emmy Award nominated lead scriptwriter of the second season of international smash hit Killing Eve, with a brand new score from the legendary composer and lyrics by David Zippel.

Further casting will be announced at a later date.

There are three ‘Cinderella’ videos on YouTube. To view them, click on the following links: (Meet Cinderella). (Carrie Hope Fletcher). (Andrew Lloyd Webber, Emerald Fennell and Carrie Hope Fletcher in Conversation).

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