Frozen to open in London at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in autumn 2020
The stage adaptation of Frozen, which is the highest-grossing animated film of all time, opened on Broadway in 2018 directed by Michael Grandage, receiving a Tony Award nomination for best new musical.
Grandage’s production will open in London on Drury Lane in autumn 2020, with run dates, ticket information and casting details to be announced at a later date.
Frozen, which was released in 2013, follows a princess on a journey through an icy kingdom with a snowman, iceman and a reindeer to find her long-lost sister. It features the song “Let It Go”, performed by Idina Menzel, which won an Oscar for best original song.
Celebrating its one-year anniversary at the St James Theatre on Broadway in New York, the musical starred Caissie Levy as Elsa, and Patti Murin as her sister Anna. Click here to read the New York Theatre Guide’s four-and-a-half-star review of the production.
Transferring to London, Grandage’s production of the musical will feature set and costume design by Christoper Oram, lighting design by Natasha Katz, choreography by Rob Ashford.
Announcing the West End transfer, book writer Jennifer Lee said, “We’re very excited to share what we have created on stage with London and to see it come to life in that gorgeous theatre”.
Director Michael Grandage added: “Bringing Frozen to the stage has been a gloriously happy journey. We’re all looking forward to getting back in the room together as a creative team, to build our London company and bring Frozen to the West End.”
The musical opens at Theatre Royal Drury Lane after it was closed following the final performance of 42nd Street as part of a £45million renovation and restoration project. The theatre will reopen with Frozen begins preview performances.
Frozen tickets will be available soon.
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