It’s been confirmed that a new bio-musical about the rise to fame of the Bee Gees is in the works, and could be eyeing a place in the West End.
Universal Theatrical Group is the team behind...
Set in England, Frozen is about the search of a 10-year-old girl Rhona, who goes missing, and follows her mother, and kidnapper, in the year that follows her disappearance. It premiered at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in 1998 and ran at the Cottesloe Theatre at the National in 2002, and on Broadway in 2004.
The London revival will be directed by Jonathan Munby, and will star Suranne Jones and Jason Watkins. The play will run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 9th February until 5th May.
Suranne Jones is probably best known for playing the titular character in the BBC series Doctor Foster, alongside Bertie Carvel, and an earlier stint in Coronation Street in the early noughties. Her stage career began at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2005 when she played Joanne Galloway in A Few Good Men, and she went on to appear in Terms of Endearment (York Theatre Royal), Beautiful Thing (Arts Theatre) and Orlando (Manchester Royal Exchange).
Jason Watkins is an Olivier-nominated actor best-known for appearing in the TV series W1A, Being Human and Trollied. His theatre work includes A Servant For Two Masters (Young Vic), Rafts and Dreams (Royal Court), Philistines and Landscape with Weapon (National Theatre).
Director Jonathan Munby is set to direct Ian McKellen in a production of King Lear at Chichester Festival Theatre, and his previous work includes The Merchant of Venice, Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare’s Globe), and Twelfth Night (Sheffield Theatres).
Frozen is British playwright Bryony Lavery’s most famous piece, but her other work includes the plays Illyria, Kursk and Beautiful Burnout.
Frozen Tickets will be available soon.
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