Disney's Frozen is due in the West End in autumn 2020, and the anticipation is already mounting. It's official - the dazzling smash-hit Broadway stage adaptation of Disney's magical animation, which has totally wowed Broadway, is on its way to our very own Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
The venue is being refurbished right now, at a great cost of £45 million, and the results are going to be amazing, ready to be revealed just in time for Frozen at the end of summer 2020. It's a way off still, so the casting is yet to be announced. But we do know one thing - the Broadway cast won't be transferring to the West End, and that means the producers will be on the look-out for a British cast. How thrilling!
This Disney stage musical is inspired by the 2013 animated movie, the highest-grossing animation of all time with box office earnings of more than one and a quarter billion pounds, a truly extraordinary amount of money. The stage musical hit Broadway's St James Theatre in March 2018 and was nominated for a Tony award for Best Musical the same year. It has been on stage there ever since and has enjoyed an incredibly successful run.
The current Broadway show opened in March 2018 and the musical recently embarked on a North American tour. There's going to be a production of FROZEN in Hamburg from 2021, and there are productions opening in Australia and Japan in 2020 too.
FROZEN is brought to the stage by an award-winning creative team, with direction by Tony® and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage and a book by Academy® and BAFTA Award winner Jennifer Lee. The show features the cherished songs from the original film alongside new songs by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the Grammy® and Academy Award-winning writers of the global phenomenon Let It Go.
The plot? Frozen the musical is the live retelling of the world-famous original film. When their kingdom suffers a winter that never seems to end, brave Anna, the mountaineer Kristoff and his reindeer Sven set off to find Anna's sister, the Snow Queen Elsa, and stop her icy spell in its tracks. They face an epic journey with magic at every turn. Will they save the kingdom from perpetual winter? Come and experience your beloved characters live on stage along with your favourite songs including Let It Go, For the First Time in Forever, Do You Want to Build a Snowman? as well as a whole host of additional new songs.
Who is this show for?
Frozen is a full-length musical lasting over two hours. It is recommended for children aged 6 and over, and isn't at all suitable for those under four years old.