The new production will open for previews at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on the 28th August.

It has been announced that Carrie Hope Fletcher is set to star as the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s upcoming production of the fairytale, based on an original idea by Emerald Fennell, the Emmy Award nominated lead scriptwriter of the second season of international smash hit Killing Eve.

Talking about the news, 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.”

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.

This new production features a brand new score from composer and lyrics by David Zippel. The creative team for the show will also include direction by Laurence Connor, with choreography from JoAnn Hunter, who previously partnered on School of Rock and the recent, sold out production of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The London Palladium. Full creative team and casting will be announced in due course.

Tickets for the production will go on general sale on the 20th March.

Cinderella will play at the Gillian Lynne Theatre from the 28th August.