Corona prevents the premiere of the musical “Cinderella” in London

Corona prevents the premiere of the musical “Cinderella” in London

British artist Andrew Lloyd Webber told German News Agency that he decided not to hold the premiere of the opening of his new musical "Cinderella" in London´s West End amid the spread of the new Corona virus pandemic (Covid 19-).

Webber added, "Now we´re not going to do an opening night like that because I don´t think it´s right for everyone to be on a red carpet... I think it´s going to send the wrong message at the moment."

Webber, famous for his musicals including "Phantom of the Opera", "Cats" and "Jesus Christ Superstar", has been a strong supporter of reopening theaters and concert halls.

In an interview with dpa, he said it was "unfair" and "nonsense" to prevent theaters from fully reopening at a time when crowds of football fans were able to gather at Wembley Stadium in London for the European Football Championship. football 2020.

All that is set to change soon, with England set to allow theatrical performances to resume in full from July 19.

Webber plans to make his first show of "Cinderella" on July 20, in front of invited guests such as health care workers.

The musical is a loose adaptation of the folk tale of the same name, which Disney made into a beloved animated film.
The main character in Webber´s adapted version rejects the ideals of beauty and the common expectations of girls.