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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella delays West End opening

Will Longman
Will Longman

Andrew Lloyd Webber's upcoming musical version of Cinderella is will delay its opening later this year, due to the 'the current global circumstances'.

The composer's new musical was officially announced last month, and set an opening date at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on 23rd September, with previews from 28th August.

However, announcing that previews will now begin on 9th October, Lloyd Webber said: "The show will go on sale next week as planned, but in the current global circumstances the creative team and I feel that this later opening date is wise. 

"Full-scale pre-rehearsals of Cinderella will take place with our leading actors, as planned, throughout this month".

The production will officially open on 28th October 2020. Tickets for the show will still go on sale on 20th March.

With the announcement of the show, it was revealed that Carrie Hope Fletcher would play the titular princess in the musical, which has a new book by Emerald Fennell, an Emmy Award-winning writer known for her work on Killing Eve, and appearing in The Crown.

Laurence Connor will direct the show with choreography by JoAnn Hunter, who previously collaborated with Connor on the recent Lloyd Webber musicals School of Rock and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Further casting and creative appointments will be announced at a later date.

Cinderella will run at the Gillian Lynne Theatre from 9th October.

Cinderella tickets go on sale on 20th March.

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