Cinderella reveals her West End Prince Charming
Other surprises come out of the West End production of Cinderella – which opens in previews at the end of next month.
Caleb Roberts will play the role of Prince Charming (a pretty iconic part of any fairy tale) when the show opens at the Gillian Lynne Theater. Roberts has appeared in Headlong’s before Richard III and Frantic Assembly’s I think we are alone.
But things may not be quite what they seem Cinderella – according to the description of the program posted online, Cinderella sees Prince Charming disappear – and his brother Prince Sebastian (played by Ivano Turco) must now take over as heir to the throne.
Since the book is written by Oscar winner Emerald Fennell (Promising young woman, Kill Eve), a full version of the classic formula is expected. Another late addition to the cast is Rodney Vubya (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Evita), which joins the whole.
Lloyd Webber, Fennell and David Zippel’s musical stars Carrie Hope Fletcher in the lead role, alongside Ivano Turco as Prince Sebastian and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as Stepmother.
Rebecca Trehearn will play the queen, with Laura Baldwin and Georgina Castle as half-sisters and Gloria Onitiri as godmother.
Georgina Onuorah as Ensemble / Alternate Cinderella, Sam Robinson as Dorian, Giovanni Spano as Gawain and Vinny Coyle as Arthur.
The full company also includes Michael Afemaré, Lydia Bannister, Michelle Bishop, William Bozier, Lauren Byrne, Sophie Camble, Tobias Charles, Nicole Deon, Jonathan David Dudley, Dominic Adam Griffin, Michael Hamway, James Lee Harris, Leah Harris, Kate Ivory Jordan , Kelsie-Rae Marshall, Andy Rees, Alexandra Waite Roberts, Lauren Stroud, Georgia Tapp and Matthieu Vinetot.
Cinderella is directed by Laurence Connor, with choreography by JoAnn M Hunter, musical co-direction by John Rigby, design by Gabriela Tylesova, sound design by Gareth Owen and lighting by Bruno Poet. The rest of the creative team needs to be revealed.
Tickets are on sale now.