The stage adaptation of Disney’s FROZEN is set to arrive in London’s West End.
The show, adapted from the hit 2013 Disney movie, will arrive at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane in Autumn 2020. FROZEN will reopen the recently closed theatre which is currently undergoing a £45 million refurbishment project.
The new production, directed by Michael Grandage, premiered in Denver in Summer 2017 before transferring to Broadway the following Spring, where the production received a Tony Award nomination for Best Musical. FROZEN tells the story of sisters Anna and Elsa, whose kingdom becomes stuck in an endless winter because of Elsa’s magically ability to turn things into ice and snow. The show features music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and a book by Jennifer Lee.
Director Michael Grandage said: ‘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’.
Writers Lopez and Anderson-Lopez said: ‘The power of FROZEN comes from the story of two strong, very real women saving their world by leaning in to their deep love for one another. Expanding this story has been an absolute joy. We went deeper and discovered several song moments that enrich the story in a new emotional and theatrical way’.
The musical is produced by Disney Theatrical Production and features direction by Grandage, set and costume design by Christopher Oram, lighting by Natasha Katz, choreography by Rob Ashford, sound by Peter Hylenski, video by Finn Ross, puppet design by Michael Curry and musical supervision and arrangements by Stephen Oremus.
In addition to the show’s opening in London, there are new productions planned worldwide including a North American tour in Autumn 2019, productions in Australia and Japan in 2020 and Hamburg in 2021. A sequel to the original movie is also planned for release in November this year.
Dates, casting and performance schedule are still to be announced for the West End transfer.