Soho Cinders coming to Charing Cross Theatre

London theatre news: Thursday 3 October 2019

London West End - Musicals - Shows

West End stars Luke Bayer and Millie O'Connell head the cast of Soho Cinders coming to Charing Cross Theatre later this month.
Soho Cinders at Charing Cross Theatre

Image courtesy Charing Cross Theatre

Casting has been confirmed for Will Keith's production of Soho Cinders which will have a nine week run from 24 October at London's Charing Cross Theatre.

West End stars Luke Bayer and Millie O'Connell head the cast of the show which is written by George Stiles, Anthony Drewe and Elliot Davis.

Luke was alternate Jamie in Everybody's Talking About Jamie at the Apollo theatre and Millie ends her Olivier Award-nominated reign as Anne Boleyn in the smash-hit musical SIX at the Arts theatre on October 13.

The writers commented ...

"In 2000, we sat in Regent's Park discussing what we'd like to write next.

Honk! had just won the Olivier Award at The National Theatre, and we felt we should choose a subject that challenged us and perhaps took the audience by surprise.

We wanted to write about London, why people had become disenchanted by politics, and the complexities of love.

We also wanted to write a fable - our story is about a love that blossoms between two people of different backgrounds and generations, and what they learn from each other.

Soho Cinders holds a very special place in our hearts; when Elliot came on board as co-bookwriter, it was the start of a very happy creative collaboration which has seen many more adventures around the world.

We are absolutely delighted the show is making a return to the heart of our city in Will Keith's production."

Show listing information


When impoverished student Robbie becomes romantically involved with engaged London Mayoral candidate James Prince, his lap-dancing step-sisters become the least of his problems!

James and Robbie's worlds collide, forcing them to fight for their own fairy-tale ending.

Celebrating London's most colourful district and mixing politics, sex-scandals and true love, Soho Cinders is a deliciously naughty musical update of the Cinderella story with an infectious score that you'll be humming long past the stroke of midnight!


Luke Bayer

Millie O'Connell

Lewis Asquith

Tori Hargreaves

Michaela Stern

Natalie Harman

Ewan Gillies

Christopher Coleman

Hollie Taylor

Melissa Rose

Jade Bailey

Thomas Ball

Luke Byrne

Ben Darcy

Laura Fulgenzi

Danny Lane

Savannah Reed

Cast after 21 December:

Michael Mather

Livvy Evans

Dayle Hodge

Hollie Taylor

Tori Hargreaves

Lewis Asquith

Michaela Stern

Liam McHugh

Melissa Rose

Luke Byrne

Savannah Reed

Thomas Ball

Laura Fulgenzi

Jade Bailey


Author: (Book) Anthony Drewe and Elliot Davis
Composer: George Stiles
Lyricist: Anthony Drewe
Director: Will Keith
Set designer: Justin Williams
Musical direction: Sarah Morrison
Choreography: Adam Haigh
Production: Will Keith for Theatre Syndicate London and Starting Over Theatricals Ltd in association with Kyle Tovey for AKT Management


Charing Cross Theatre
The Arches
Villiers Street


From: Thursday 24 October 2019

Closed: Saturday 11 January 2020


Standard: From £20


Show website
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