Carrie Hope Fletcher is set to star in a brand new version of Cinderella with a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber will open at the Gillian Lynne Theatre from August 2020, with tickets on sale from 20th March.
Fletcher is known for her musical stage performances in Les Miserables, which she returned to in 2019 to appear in the All-Star concert before returning to the full West End production, and Heathers the Musical, in which she played the lead character, Veronica Sawyer.
Cinderella will have its first preview in London on 28th August 2020, and an official opening night on 23rd September. Tickets for Cinderella are set to go on sale on 20th March. Sign up to our newsletter for more information on how to get Cinderella tickets.
Cinderella will feature an original book by the Emmy Award-nominated screenwriter Emerald Fennell, who is best known for leading the script of season two of BBC's Killing Eve, as well as appearing on screen in Netflix's The Crown, playing Camilla. Lloyd Webber has written the new score which has lyrics by David Zippel. It will be the second time the English composer has partnered with American lyricist - whose other musical work includes City of Angels and Disney's Hercules - since The Woman in White in 2004.
The musical is directed by Laurence Connor with choreography by JoAnn Hunter, reuniting the creatives after working together on Lloyd Webber's musicals School of Rock and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Connor's other musical work includes Chess and Miss Saigon in the West End.
Workshop performances of Cinderella were staged for three nights at The Other Palace in May 2019, with Mark Shenton commenting on its "confident, funny, fresh and sassy contemporary take on such a classic tale." The workshop performances featured Carrie Hope Fletcher in the titular role, alongside Tyrone Huntley, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Sophie Isaacs, Rebecca Trehearn and Ruthie Henshall.
Cinderella tickets go on sale on 20th March.