Victoria Hamilton-Barritt to play Stepmother in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella
Further casting for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical adaptation of Cinderella has been announced, as tickets for the production, which opens in the West End later this year, go on sale.
The production was announced earlier this year in January, and was revealed to have a new story by Killing Eve writer Emerald Fennell, and lyrics by David Zippell. It has set its opening date at the Gillian Lynne Theatre for 9th October.
Carrie Hope Fletcher was announced to be taking on the titular role, having played the part in a number of workshop performances. Fletcher has previously starred in the West End in Heathers the Musical, and most recently she returned to Les Miserables (both staged concert and full productions).
It has now been announced that she will be joined by Victoria Hamilton-Barritt who will play the Stepmother in the production. Having recently starred in Death of a Salesman at the Piccadilly Theatre, she has also starred in In the Heights, and The Wild Party in London.
Speaking on LondonTheatre.co.uk’s Spotlight podcast last year, Hamilton-Barritt – who also took part in the workshops - said: ‘The music is absolutely fantastic, it’s outstanding. It’s very ‘Andrew’, thank god, because that’s what you want to hear, what he’s famous for. It will be a fantastic show with the direction it will go on. I got so much out of creating the stepmother, it was a lot of fun.’
Cinderella tickets are available now.