Disney's 'Frozen' to close in the West End this September

The beloved musical, which has music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and book by Jennifer Lee, has been seen by over 2.8 million people.

Olivia Rook
Olivia Rook

The West End production of Frozen has been extended for the final time, and will close at Theatre Royal Drury Lane this September. The Disney musical has been seen by over 2.8 million people.

Frozen, which has music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and book by Jennifer Lee, officially reopened the Theatre Royal in September 2021 following the pandemic and a £60 million restoration project.

The musical has received seven WhatsOnStage Awards and four Olivier Award nominations, including Best New Musical.

In a statement, director Michael Grandage said, “It has been a joy to be part of the Frozen journey in London. Working with the team at Disney, the brilliant creative team, and the incredible cast have made this one of my happiest theatre experiences.

Frozen opened in the UK on the heels of the pandemic, and it was glorious to welcome back audiences, many of whom were coming to the theatre for the first time. To introduce so many to the power of theatre and hopefully cultivate a life-long love for it, has been an immense privilege.”

Samantha Barks, who originated the role of Elsa in the West End, will return to Frozen in February following maternity leave. The role is currently performed by Jenna-Lee James, who is joined by Laura Dawkes (Anna), Jammy Kasongo (Kristoff), Craig Gallivan (Olaf), Oliver Ormson (Hans), and Richard Frame (Duke of Weselton).

Frozen continues its run at Theatre Royal Drury Lane until 8 September.

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Photo credit: Samantha Barks in Frozen. (Photo courtesy of production)

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