Gillian Lynne Theatre
Opening dates disrupted due to Coronavirus pandemic in 2020/21
Original Preview dates were from 28 August 2020, with an opening date of 23 September 2020.
Postponed to previews from 19 March 2021 and opening on 7 April 2021 but then postponed again to previews starting on 25 June 2021.
The opening night was to be 28 July 2021 but this was postponed due to the requirement for the whole company to isolate in the event of a positive Covid-19 test result.
The show eventually opened on 18 August 2021
On 1st May 2022 it was announced that the show would close on 12 June 2022.

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Book by Emerald Fennell
Lyrics by David Zippel
Directed by Laurence Connor
Design & Costume by Gabriela Tylesova
Choreographer JoAnn M Hunter
Sound by Gareth Owen
Lighting by Bruno Poet
Musical Co-Supervisors: David Andrew Wilson and John Rigby
Musical Director: Ben van Tienen
Vocal Coach: Fiona McDougal
Casting: David Grindrod Associates CDG


Unusual Rigging plays fairy godmother to get Cinderella show-ready! (April 2021)
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LSI - Cinderella (October 2021)
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From Lighting & Sound International


Bad Cinderella Broadway logo, 2023

Bad Cinderella

The show transferred to Broadway as Bad Cinderella at the Imperial Theatre.

Opened: 23 March 2023
Closed: 4 June 2023




London – Set Design

Absolute Motion Control is providing the automation to Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s new production of Cinderella.
The set design by Gabriela Tylesova incorporates two revolves — one 9 metres in diameter, the other 5 metres. There are also several items of flown scenery which are automated using Absolute’s counterweight assist winches.
The show will be programmed and operated using their latest control desk: Desk[Five].

The production will also use Absolute’s position tracking add-on. This allows lighting designer Bruno Poet to program moving lights to follow the path of the scenery precisely as it flies in or out, or turn on the show’s revolves.

The Royal Ball at the start of Act II makes use of the revolving auditorium built into the theatre. Cats also made use of the feature. The first 7 rows of the stalls, along with a large portion of the stage slowly and smoothly revolve to move the action into the middle of the auditorium. 

London – Lighting Design

LD Bruno Poet is using tracking devices on the actors as well as the scenic automation system, enabling automated lighting to follow the performers automatically in real-time.