Today it was announced that Carrie Hope Fletcher will be playing the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s upcoming production of CINDERELLA.
As we previously reported, Andrew Lloyd Webber is penning a new, modern adaptation of the typical Cinderella fairytale.
Carrie has starred in Heathers, The Addams Family, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins, and is currently playing Fantine in Les Miserables at the newly named Sondheim Theatre.
She is the recipient of 3 Whatonstage Awards in her career and is a prolific writer of Children’s Fiction. Her passionate support for body positivity has, together with her acting, music and writing career, attracted loyal followings across her social media platforms and saw her named in the 2019 Sunday Times Influencer List as one of the top 100 influencers in the United Kingdom.
The production 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 the legendary composer. The show’s lyrics are from David Zippel, a multi-award winner for Broadway productions including City of Angels, The Goodbye Girl, The Woman in White, and Liza at the Palace, as well as for work on film including Disney’s Hercules and Mulan, both of which received Oscar nominations.
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.
The show will be opening in September at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, London.