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Carrie Hope Fletcher plays a put-upon skivvy in Lloyd Webber's new fairytale musical
'Cinderella' was originally slated to premiere in the West End in late summer, but it's been delayed until October 2020 due to coronavirus.
Carrie Hope Fletcher is set to star in the latest musical from Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. He's spent the past few years polishing his once-tarnished crown as king of West End musical theatre. ‘Joseph’ pulled in crowds last autumn, ‘School of Rock’ is deep in playground rivalry with 'Matilda', and the Open Air Theatre’s recent revivals of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and 'Evita' have proved that his back catalogue still scrubs up a treat.
Now, he's having a go at a totally new story for the first time in decades; 'Cinderella' will presumably be a bit gritter than yer average bedtime tale, thanks to a book by 'Killing Eve' writer Emerald Fennell (and judging by the amount of eyeliner in the grungy-looking publicity snaps). After playing no less than three different roles in the West End's 'Les Miserables', as well as racking up over 600,000 YouTube subscribers, fan fave Carrie Hope Fletcher is on board to play Cinders. Laurence Connor will direct, after helming both ‘School of Rock’ and last year's Sheridan Smith-starring revival of ‘Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat’.
|Venue name:||Gillian Lynne Theatre|
Drury Lane (corner of Parker Street)
|Transport:||Tube: Covent Garden/Holborn|