Andrew Lloyd Webber says he is continuing his plans for Cinderella shows

Andrew Lloyd Webber said he is continuing plans to begin performing his musical Cinderella in late April.

the composer told The Stage to explore “the feasibility of opening up with 75% capacity within the space.

Cinderella is set to be staged at the Gillian Lynne Theater in London’s West End, and screenings are set to begin on April 30th.

London theaters have not been able to open since the city was placed under level 3 restrictions for coronavirus last month.

Lord Lloyd-Webber told The Stage: “I have taken the position, as far as Cinderella is concerned, that I will not change any plans at the moment.

“They really felt that January and February would be very bad, but that the combination of much better hospital treatment and vaccine would improve things dramatically in mid / late March and that things would improve very quickly.

“Well, I took mine [reopening] a decision based on that in November.

“The only thing that has changed in terms of that advice is of course the new variant of the virus, which is one thing we didn’t know at the time.”

Last month Lord Lloyd Webber told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that he was confident there would be an “audience in the crowd” when the live theater returned, and he was an “optimistic optimist” it would be until spring.

He has also previously participated in trials for the Oxford coronavirus vaccine.

The Theaters Trust said earlier that it was not feasible for many theaters to reopen with existing measures of social exclusion.

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