Stiles and Drewe’s innovative re-imagining of the Cinderella story, Soho Cinders will return to London’s Union Theatre later this month.
Last seen at the venue in its first full-scale production in 2012, the show adds a topical and satirical twist to the classic fairy story with its tale of down-on-his-luck launderette owner Robbie who becomes romantically involved with an engaged Mayoral candidate.
With music by George Stiles, lyrics by Anthony Drewe, and a book by Drewe and Elliot Davis, the show will play the Union from 23 November until 22 December, with a press night on 25 November.
Directed by Will Keith, the new production will feature Josh Lewindon (Whistle Down the Wind, Union Theatre) as Robbie and Lewis Asquith (Some Enchanted Evening UK tour) as his love interest James Prince.
The cast will also include: Emily Deamer (Tracks, Hope Mill Theatre); Chris Coleman (The Phantom of the Opera, Her Majesty’s Theatre); Michaela Stern (You Won’t Succeed On Broadway, Garrick Theatre and international tour); Natalie Harman (The Clockmaker’s Daughter, Landor Theatre); Samuel Haughton (Singin’ in the Rain, Upstairs at the Gatehouse) and Lowri Walton (Warhorse, National Theatre).
Other cast members include: Meg Matthews, Oliver Bingham, Lance Collins, Harry Wright, Luke Byrne, Matt Morris, Charis Murray, Chloe Polson Davis and Jade Bailey.
The creative team also includes choreographer Joanne McShane and musical supervisor Joe Louis Robinson with musical direction by Sarah Morrison and lighting design by Iain Dennis. The show will be produced by the Union’s artistic director Sasha Regan.