Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Cinderella' to close in the West End
The musical will play its final performance 12 June.
The clock has struck midnight for Cinderella in the West End. Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical has set a West End closing date of 12 June.
The closure was announced on 1 May via social media and a statement from Lloyd Webber. “I am incredibly proud of Cinderella. Not only did it get some of the best reviews of my career, but we led the charge to reopen the West End, ensuring that theatre and live entertainment remained relevant and in the news. While mounting a new show in the midst of Covid has been an unbelievable challenge, we held the government’s feet to the flames throughout their changes of heart during the pandemic.”
Webber also said in his statement that he is in the process of bringing Cinderella to Broadway in 2023.
At the time of its West End closing, Cinderella will have run at the Gillian Lynne Theatre for just under a year. The show, which was initially slated to open in March 2020, began performances on 25 June 2021 after multiple delays amid Covid-19.
The London Theatre review of Cinderella reads, "Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella is a different kind of fairytale, one that ... reminds us of our humanity and that sometimes things turn out as you least expect them to."
In addition to music by Webber, Cinderella features lyrics by David Zippel, a book by Emerald Fennell, and direction by Laurence Connor. Carrie Hope Fletcher stars in the titular role, and the cast also featured Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, who received the production's sole Olivier Award nomination in 2022.
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