The new musical was set to open at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in later this year.

Producers at The Really Useful Group and Andrew Lloyd Webber have today announced that that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical Cinderella will now world premiere at The Gillian Lynne Theatre in London from the 19th March 2021.

Talking about the news Andrew Lloyd Webber said: “Whilst I continue to impress on the government that theatres can reopen safely based on The London Palladium model, it has become clear that we need to move the opening of Cinderella to next Spring.  My teams have been working throughout lockdown to prepare the show and are raring to go, but there are key elements, not least casting and the building of sets and costumes, that take months of forward planning and can only start as we get further down the road to normal.  So the show will absolutely go on, just a little later than I’d hoped.”

Those who have bought tickets will be contacted individually to rearrange their plans.

The production is a reimagining of the classic 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, with a brand new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by David Zippel.

Meanwhile, the production is set to star Carrie Hope Fletcher in the title role and is to be directed by Laurence Connor and choreographed by JoAnn M Hunter.

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