The Gillian Lynne Theatre will host Andrew Lloyd-Webber's much anticipated reimagining of the classic fairy-tale as Cinderella The Musical finally arrives in the West End to sweep audiences off their feet in this modern take on the much loved story.
Cinderella is the family friendly tale of the pretty young orphan girl who is relentlessly bullied and forced to wait hand and foot on her wicked Stepmother and Stepsisters. Dreaming of escaping her horrible life of isolation and servitude she eventually stumbles upon an opportunity to attend the much talked about and eagerly awaited grand ball hosted by the handsome Prince who is desperately searching for his true love. Despite being told she cannot attend and being forced to face the many obstacles in her way a Fairy Godmother appears to Cinderella and with a wave of her wand makes it possible for her to go to the ball, find love and live happily ever after.
With a brand new, fresh and exciting creative team behind this latest production, Cinderella The Musical promises to delight family audiences and show that despite seemingly overwhelming odds that dreams really can come true.
Cinderella The Musical has evening performances on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7.30pm. Matinees are available on Wednesday & Saturday at 2.30pm & Sunday at 3pm.
Seating PlanGillian Lynne Theatre Seating Plan
Address166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW
Directions from nearest tube
(5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn left at Drury Lane and you’ll see the theatre 100 metres away on a corner.
King's Cross St Pancras
(High Holborn) 134, 242; (Kingsway) 1, 59, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, 243, 521, X68
Night Bus Numbers
(High Holborn) 242, N68, N207; (Kingsway) 188, 243, N1, N91, N171
Drury Lane, Parker Street (1min)
Within Congestion Zone
The unusual layout of the seats in the Gillian Lynne Theatre offers plenty of opportunity to find value in the price of tickets to Cinderella The Musical, but the centre stalls seats in row I do offer an exceptional view of the stage with plenty of legroom and easy access from the corridor in front. The front row of the circle in the centre also offers a great view if you prefer to be elevated however there is a railing there so they are perhaps not ideal for small children although 'booster' seats are available at the theatre.
There are only two tiers in the theatre and the strange seating plan is designed to offer good views of the stage which does apply for the majority of seats. There are some minor restrictions to seating on the extreme sides of both the stalls and circle however these will only affect the action happening right on the very sides of the stage and shouldn't hinder your enjoyment too much. The only other tickets to Cinderella The Musical to feature restrictions would be the front row of the circle due to a railing. It is always advisable to check the seating plan thoroughly before booking tickets to ensure full transparency and peace of mind over your purchase.
Due to the family friendly nature of the show it is advisable to avoid peak times such as school holidays and weekends when looking for bargains for Cinderella The Musical. The layout of the theatre offers plenty of scope when looking for good value in the ticket price and seats at the rear of the stalls and a little to the sides tend to be well priced and the majority have a clear view of the stage. As with most businesses that rely on the public, footfall the West End has both peaks and troughs and the quiet months of November, January and February usually sees a downward movement in the price of tickets which can give big savings.
If you have purchased tickets to Cinderella The Musical from a third party such as a website or through the official retail outlets in Leicester Square rather than directly from the box office at the Gillian Lynne Theatre then it is likely that they will include a booking fee if you have booked during peak periods. The reason for this is that the producers of the show will always attempt to maximise profit for the production and will therefore sell to agents at full price during busy times forcing agents to add on a booking fee to make a profit.
The booking fee should be no more than 25% though if you are booking through official agents who are members of the Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers (STAR) and during quieter periods when the footfall is not so strong there is often great value to be had as the producers will then sell to agents at a negotiated discount which will then be passed onto the consumer sometimes resulting in big savings on the face value.