This will be Cinderella like you’ve never seen her before.
Based on an original idea by Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve), with lyrics by David Zippel (City of Angels, The Woman in White) and score by theatre royalty Andrew Lloyd Webber, this new adaptation of the fairy tale classic is meant to be completely fresh and never before seen. The specifics are totally under wraps at this stage, but what we do know so far is that the plot revolves around Prince Charming realising he’s gay and running off with another man, leaving Cinderella to find her way through life and love.
“I have long wanted to write my own version of Cinderella but could never find a take on the classic story that really grabbed me,” said Lloyd Webber on his new adaptation. “Emerald Fennell has written something truly exciting and original, and the moment I read her outline I knew I’d found my latest collaborator. I’m very pleased to be working with David Zippel, a hugely witty lyricist, once again. I’m also excited to be reunited with Laurence and JoAnn, who I loved creating School of Rock with and who delivered a knock out Joseph last Summer at The London Palladium, where it rightfully returns in June.”
This version of the story will follow a long succession of Cinderella-themed musical, following Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Sondheim’s Into The Woods, Ellis and Myers’ Mr Cinders, and of course, the Disney animated feature film.