The musical update of the fairytale featuring music by George Stiles and lyrics by Anthony Drewe is set to play at the Charing Cross Theatre for nine weeks.
Having had its world premiere at the Soho Theatre in 2012, it has been announced that the musical update of the classical Cinderella story will return to London to play at the Charing Cross Theatre from next month.
As well as music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, the musical features a book by Anthony Drewe and Elliot Davis. This revival will be directed by Will Keith, with choreography by Adam Haigh, set design by Justin Williams and musical direction by Sarah Morrison.
When impoverished student Robbie becomes romantically involved with engaged London Mayoral candidate James Prince, his lap-dancing step-sisters become the least of his problems! James and Robbie’s worlds collide, forcing them to fight for their own fairy-tale ending.
Talking about the news of the revival writers George Stiles, Anthony Drewe and Elliot Davis said: “In 2000, we sat in Regent’s Park discussing what we’d like to write next. Honk! had just won the Olivier Award at The National Theatre, and we felt we should choose a subject that challenged us and perhaps took the audience by surprise. We wanted to write about London, why people had become disenchanted by politics, and the complexities of love. We also wanted to write a fable – our story is about a love that blossoms between two people of different backgrounds and generations, and what they learn from each other. Soho Cinders holds a very special place in our hearts; when Elliot came on board as co-bookwriter, it was the start of a very happy creative collaboration which has seen many more adventures around the world. We are absolutely delighted the show is making a return to the heart of our city in Will Keith’s production.”
Casting for the production is yet to be announced.
Soho Cinders will play at the Charing Cross Theatre from the 24th October until the 21st December.