Andrew Lloyd Webber’s highly anticipated new musical, Cinderella, is to open at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London’s West End in September 2020, following the closure of School of Rock The Musical.
The production, a complete reinvention of the classic fairytale, is based on an original idea by Emerald Fennell, the Emmy Award nominated lead scriptwriter of the second season of international smash hit Killing Eve, with a brand new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by David Zippel.
Cinderella will be directed by Laurence Connor, with choreography from JoAnn Hunter, who previously partnered on School of Rock and the recent, sold out production of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The London Palladium.
All further creative team and cast announcements regarding Cinderella will be made at a later date.
School of Rock The Musical will complete its hugely successful run at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on Sunday 1 March 2020, having played more than 1400 performances, before heading out on a major UK Tour in 2021.
Following School of Rock’s departure from the Gillian Lynne Theatre, owners LW Theatres will carry out internal upgrade work to the building including the addition of more toilets, refurbishment to areas of the auditorium and Front of House, as well as the potential increase in seating capacity on the circle level of the theatre.