About the showAdored by children everywhere, Disney's Frozen was an unprecedented worldwide hit. Now its stage adaptation, Frozen the Musical, has its sights set on London's West End. Following a successful run on Broadway, the icy spectacle will be transferring to London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane sometime in 2020, the first show to play at the venue after its £45 million refurbishment. Rediscover the epic tale of two sisters, a magical power and their all-conquering love for one another.
Movie Frozen, which featured the voices of Kristin Bell and Idina Menzel, earned itself a host of prestigious awards. These include a BAFTA, a Golden Globe, two Grammy Awards and two Academy Awards. The tale centres around sisters Anna and Elsa, princesses on the cusp of grown-up discoveries about responsibility and relationships. Elsa is endowed with the incredible ability to create ice and snow from nothing, but after an incident highlights the fact that she has little control over her gift, she hides far from the kingdom and lives as a recluse. Anna sets out to bring her home, assembling a goodhearted bunch of allies along the way. Together the sisters discover that the answer to controlling Elsa's powers is a special kind of magic all of its own, and one which they'd had within them all along.
A Broadway show followed the film, starring Broadway and West End performers alongside fresh new talent. Patti Murin played Anna with Caissie Levy taking on the role of Elsa.
Frozen the Musical is directed by Michael Grandage. Set and costume designs are by Christopher Oram, while lighting design comes from Natasha Katz and choreography is the work of Rob Ashford. Sound design is by Peter Hylenski, video design by Finn Ross and puppet design by Michael Curry. Musical supervision and arrangements come from Stephen Oremus.
The production boasts a book by Jennifer Lee and features music and lyrics from Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
Samantha Barks (Pretty Woman: The Musical) will star as Elsa in the West End premiere, with further casting to be announced.
This frostbitten tale is set to melt hearts all over again. Stay tuned for dates and details; Frozen the Musical arrives at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in 2020.