Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical Cinderella will now open in April 2021, after an announcement was released that said it was being pushed back from October this year.
The musical, written by Emerald Fennel and David Zippel, was originally due to open in September starring Carrie Hope Fletcher as Cinderella.
Webber was one of the first producers to postpone a show in March due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
The latest announcement makes it the second time that Webber has postponed the production:
“Whilst I continue to impress on the government that theatres can reopen safely based on the London Palladium model, it has become clear that we need to move the opening of Cinderella to next spring.”
Despite continuing to work on the show during lockdown, Webber stated that the show needed much more time to prepare certain aspects of the production.
The musical is set to revamp the classic fairytale, with Laurence Connor directing and choreography by Joann M Hunter.
The West End remains closed until next month, but with little government guidance it is likely that this closure will be extended.
Whilst cinemas are starting to open, it is still unclear when theatres will open their doors once again.
Words by Phoebe Eyles.