‘Frozen’ postpones opening date at Theatre Royal Drury Lane
New performance dates are to be confirmed.
UPDATE: Frozen will now open at Theatre Royal Drury Lane from 27 August. More information can be found here.
The West End premiere of Frozen has been postponed at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Previously scheduled to begin performances in April 2021, Frozen has now pushed back its start date, with new performance dates to be announced in due course.
In a statement, the show’s producers have said: “In light of the recent government implementation of a full national lockdown, it has become necessary to postpone the opening of Frozen, which was planned for April, just a little longer.
Therefore, we have taken the decision to temporarily take the show off sale, and to reassess our timeline. We will announce a new opening date as soon as possible.”
Based on the 2013 Disney film, Frozen tells the story of sisters Elsa and Anna, with Elsa running away from the kingdom to curb her icy powers. The musical features songs by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez including “For the First Time in Forever”, “Love is an Open Door” and the anthemic “Let it Go.”
Casting includes Samantha Barks as Elsa, who gave a sneak preview of her performance at the Royal Variety Performance 2020. Stephanie McKeon will play Anna, with Obioma Ugoala as Kristoff, Oliver Ormson as Hans, Craig Gallivan as Olaf and Richard Frame as Weselton.
Frozen is postponed at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Watch how the creative team are building the Frozen sets in the video below.
Photo credit: Samantha Barks as Elsa (Photo by Matt Frost at Royal Variety Performance)