Disney’s Frozen the Musical is set to transfer to the West End, running at the newly-renovated Theatre Royal Drury Lane box office in autumn 2020, with a performance schedule, casting and ticket information available soon.
Frozen the musical was first released in cinemas in 2013, going on to become the highest-grossing animated film of all time, with a worldwide box-office gross of over $2 billion. With performances from Idina Menzel as Elsa, Kristen Bell as Anna, Jonathan Groff as Kristoff and Josh Gad as Olaf, the film won 37 awards, notably winning two Academy Awards for best-animated feature and best original song for “Let It Go”.
Set in the fictional kingdom of Arendelle, audiences first meet sisters Elsa and Anna before Elsa’s coronation day. With an ability to make anything she touches turn to ice and freeze, Elsa is fearful of her own magic powers. Later running away from the kingdom, Anna sets off to find Elsa in her newly-built castle, meeting Kristoff and his reindeer Sven, as well as Olaf, a lovable snowman.
Frozen Musical will feature original songs made famous in the film, including “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?”, “The First Time in Forever” and the show-stopping “Let it Go”. Written by husband and wife duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the pair have also written the music and lyrics for the stage adaptation, which boasts new songs including “Hygge” and “Colder By the Minute”.
Directed by Michael Grandage, Frozen the Musical will run in London as the first production to open at the newly-renovated Theatre Royal Drury Lane, currently closed for renovation works. Frozen Musical will open in the West End in autumn 2020, with ticket information, tickets prices and ticket on-sale dates announced soon.
A pre-Broadway tryout ran at the Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado, before the show opened on Broadway at the St James Theatre in 2018. The original cast of Frozen starred Caissie Levy as Elsa, Patti Murin as Anna and Jelani Alladin as Kristoff. The musical was nominated for three Tony Awards, including best musical, best book and best original score.
While Frozen Musical’s West End transfer has been announced, details on how to buy tickets will be available here when details are announced in due course.