Next month, Andrew Lloyd Webber will host a special gala performance of his latest musical Cinderella. 

The gala will help raise money towards the Malala Fund a charity founded by Malala Yousafzai to help educate and support girls around the world. 

Lord Lloyd-Webber's theatre company has said in a statement that the performance will take place against "the backdrop of a worsening global refugee crisis, which has interrupted the education of millions of young women”.

Added that "every penny raised" at the special gala will be donated to the Malala Fund. 

Ms. Yosafzai has said that since she was 10, she has been "fighting for a world where every girl can learn and lead".

Adding that due to the pandemic the "past two years, girls in many countries have faced enormous setbacks to their education, from Covid to economic pressures to conflict and displacement".

She has also said that she is grateful to Andrew and all the cast and crew of Cinderella for "arranging this special performance to support Malala Fund".

Writer of Cinderella and Awarded winning director Emerald Fennell has also spoken out saying that "Malala Yousafzai is a true hero and a beacon of light to so many of us.

"It is an honour to be able to support her work in any small way, especially at such an urgent and terrible time for the women and girls around the world".

The special gala performance of Cinderella will take place on November 22.