The composer and music producer Andrew Lloyd Weber canceled yesterday the premiere of his London production of “Cinderella“, and said he had no idea when she could move forward, blaming the “impossible conditions” imposed by the British government.
Lloyd Webber said one cast member had tested positive for the coronavirus, but that the quarantine and isolation rules for all other actors – all tested negative – mean that the show could not open on the date scheduled for this Tuesday.
“I was forced to make the sad decision not to premiere my musical ‘Cinderella,'” Lloyd Webber said in a statement.
“The impossible conditions created by the brusque instrument that is the government’s isolation guide mean that we cannot continue,” he added.
The modern take on “Cinderella” is a highly anticipated new musical after theaters closed for nearly 18 months due to the pandemic.
Lloyd Webber said he has no idea when “Cinderella” might debut. “I can’t answer,” he told reporters. “We’re going to debut here, but who knows when? 2084?”
Lloyd Webber, creator of hit shows like “Cats” e “The Phantom of the Opera“, is one of the most influential and successful figures in the theatrical world and who was an important voice leading the request for help to theater professionals during the pandemic.
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