Final curtain for Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s hit Covid musical as it leaves the stage less than a year after the London premiere
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cinderella will end next month less than a year after its West End premiere.
The show, which takes place at the Gillian Lynne Theater in Covent Garden and has suffered Covid-related disruptions, will end on June 12.
Lord Lloyd-Webber said last July he was determined to open Cinderella in London and had ignored “siren voices” suggesting he should move it to New York.
Curtains: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella will close in June, less than a year after its West End premiere
Cinderella premiered in August last year, having been scheduled the month before but delayed due to Covid isolation concerns.
It opened with 50% audience capacity and was shut down in December due to “Covid-related absences”.
At the time, Lord Lloyd-Webber said it was heartbreaking to see the theater industry decimated by Omicron’s cancellations, adding that “no one in government is listening”. He postponed Cinderella until 2022 “to avoid more disruption” as the number of coronavirus cases soared.
Written by Emerald Fennell and starring Carrie Hope Fletcher, Cinderella is described as a “complete reimagining” of the classic fairy tale.
In the frequently asked questions section of the website, under a question about bookings after June 12, it says: “If you have booked directly through our website or LW Theaters, you will be contacted shortly to discuss your options. , but don’t worry, if you can’t make an alternative representation, you won’t lose your money.
“As you can imagine, the box office team is busy booking everyone, so don’t contact them until they’ve contacted you.”
“If you booked through a ticket agent, they will contact you in the next few days.”
End of the fairy tale: The show’s website says anyone who booked tickets for after June 12 can get a refund