Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella

musical

Get ready for CINDERELLA… like you’ve never seen her before.

The much-anticipated World Premiere of ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S CINDERELLA is now playing at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, a new romantic musical comedy featuring an original story and book by 2021 Oscar winner Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Women) and lyrics by Tony & Olivier award winner David Zippel (City of Angels). Laurence Connor (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, School of Rock) directs with choreography by Joanne Hunter.

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What is Cinderella about?

Welcome to Bellville! The most aggressively picturesque town in the history of the world, populated exclusively with gorgeous townsfolk who stop at nothing to achieve perfection. Bellville is fairy tale come to life: a place where you can’t move without falling over a wishing well or a quivering milkmaid. Maintaining this façade is a full time job, and one that is taken very seriously indeed.

The only person steadfastly refusing to live in the fairy tale is Cinderella, loud-mouthed, dripping with disdain, and more likely to roast Hansel and Gretel for dinner than play the demure and downtrodden maid, Cinderella is desperate to escape. But underneath it all, the loneliness that comes with being the town pariah is wearing on her.

It doesn’t help that her only friend, Prince Sebastian, has suddenly become the heir to the throne after the mysterious disappearance of his elder brother: sex god and charisma machine, Prince Charming. Suddenly thrust into the spotlight, the formerly shy and somewhat-less-sex-goddish Sebastian seems to be quickly growing into his brother’s enormous britches, and out of his friendship with Cinderella. But this change of circumstances also introduces something else to the relationship, a new spark which neither of them quite know what to do with. Could it be that these two old friends mean more to one another than they are willing to let on?

After a devastating PR disaster for Bellville, and with the threat of the guillotine glinting on the horizon, the Queen decides that the only thing to save the town (and her pretty neck) is a Royal Wedding: something colourful and distracting so the peasants don’t get too revolution-y.

All looks lost for the blossoming romance, until Cinderella meets The Godmother, who can fix any problem with a little incision and a couple of broken ribs. Maybe the answer lies where Cinderella has been refusing to look: in becoming the identikit beauty that everyone has always told her to be.

Ticket Information

Tickets on sale now for performances until May 2022. Performances until 24 October Wed – Sat 7.30pm. Wed and Sat 2.30pm, Sun 3.00pm. From 25 October Mon, Wed – Sat – 7.30pm, Wed & Sat – 2.30pm, Sun – 3pm

Running Time

2 hours 40 minutes (incl. interval)

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Booking Period

From 25 Jun 2021 - 29 May 2022

Weekly Performances

Sunday 3:00PM
Monday 7:30PM
Wednesday 3:00PM, 7:30PM
Thursday 7:30PM
Friday 7:30PM
Saturday 3:00PM, 7:30PM

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Venue Information

Gillian Lynne Theatre

166 Drury Ln, Holborn, London WC2B 5PW

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Nearest Tube/Rail Station

Holborn or Covent Garden

Buses

1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 19, 22, 38, 55, 68, 76, 171, 176, 188

Nearest Car Parks

Parker Mews

Reviews

The Sunday Times

'Cinderella is a triumph'

The Guardian

'Terrifically OTT. A blast'

The Telegraph

'Riotous Fun that is well worth the wait'

The Times

'Joyous. The show’s joie de vivre is irresistible'

WhatsOnStage

'Absolutely terrific'

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