Ahead of its opening at the Gillian Lynne Theatre early next year, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella has released the show’s first single Bad Cinderella sing by Carrie Hope Fletcher.
Bad Cinderella is the first single from the forthcoming Cinderella album. The album features cast from the highly anticipated new theatre production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella, which was originally meant to have opened in October 2020, along with appearances from some surprise guest vocalists.
Andrew said, “50 years ago I couldn’t get Jesus Christ Superstar on stage as nobody wanted to produce it, so it appeared on record first. It’s so strange to find history repeating itself half a century later with the album of the complete score of my new Cinderella. I can’t get Cinderella on stage because I’m not allowed to, so I have gone back to my roots and recorded the album first.”
Recording for began in March 2020 and continued through lockdown with Andrew recording artists remotely and producing the majority of the score from his home. Once it was feasible, the recording process proceeded via socially distanced studio sessions in London.
The first song from the album is Bad Cinderella performed by Carrie Hope Fletcher, who will star as Cinderella in the production which is due to open in London’s West End Spring 2021.
Bad Cinderella is the first original material to be released by Andrew Lloyd Webber in five years since School of Rock The Musical launched in 2015.
The production, a complete reinvention of the classic fairytale, 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 and lyrics by David Zippel.
Watch Carrie Hope Fletcher sing Far Too Late from Cinderella