The show is based on an original idea by Emerald Fennell, the Emmy-nominated writer behind Killing Eve season two and upcoming film A Promising Young Woman starring Carey Mulligan. Musical Theatre maestro Andrew Lloyd Webber (Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Evita) is is writing a new score. And lyrics are from David Zippel, who was part of the Oscar-nominated song-writing team in Disney's Hercules and Mulan, and also conquered Broadway with City of Angels and The Woman in White.
This Cinderella is billed as 'a complete reinvention of the classic fairytale', with Andrew Lloyd Webber adding 'Emerald Fennell has written something truly exciting and original'. Considering Fennell's track record for fearless women and thrilling plot twists, we're hoping for a feminist and fun inversion of the Prince Charming, rags to riches tropes.
Casting details and run dates are still to be confirmed, but the show will be taking over the newly refurbished Gillian Lynne Theatre from September 2020.
Tickets will go on sale later this year. Watch this space for updates.
|What||Cinderella, Gillian Lynne Theatre|
|Where||The Gillian Lynne Theatre, 166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Covent Garden (underground)|
01 Sep 20 – 01 Sep 21, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Price||£20 - £100+|
|Website||Click here for more information|