The new musical is set to have its world premiere at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in September.
Producers have today announced that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical production of Cinderella is set to open at the Gillian Lynne Theatre later this year.
The musical, which will be a complete reinvention of the fairytale, is based on a original idea by Emerald Fennell, the Emmy Award nominated lead scriptwriter of the second season of international smash hit Killing Eve. It is set to feature a new score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by David Zippel, a multi-award winner for Broadway productions including City of Angels, The Goodbye Girl, The Woman in White and Liza at the Palace.
Cinderella is set to be directed by Laurence Connor, with choreography from JoAnn Hunter, who previously partnered on School of Rock and the recent production of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The London Palladium. Full casting and creative team will be announced at a later date.
Meanwhile, School of Rock will complete its run at the theatre on the 1st March having played more than 1400 performances, before heading out on a major UK Tour in 2021. All tour dates and further information will be announced in due course.
Following the musical’s departure, the theatre will undergo internal upgrade work to the building including the addition of more toilets, refurbishment to areas of the auditorium and Front of House, as well as the potential increase in seating capacity on the circle level of the theatre.
Talking about the news, 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.”
Cinderella will open at the Gillian Lynne Theatre later this year. For more information and to sign up for priority tickets visit: www.andrewlloydwebberscinderella.com