‘Escape into the wonder-filled world of Arendelle to experience stories of love, hope and self-discovery, delivered with groundbreaking set design and special effects, exquisite costumes and sensational stagecraft from the producers of The Lion King and Aladdin.The uplifting story of love and sisterhood is beautifully retold for the stage in this spectacular new musical, bringing together the two sisters who melted hearts across the world to cast a whole new spell over the West End. It’s moving, it’s breathtaking; it’s pure joy’.
The stage adaptation of ‘Frozen‘ is set to reopen London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane after its landmark £45 million renovation project.
First brought to life on the Broadway stage last year, ‘Frozen’ features a multi-award-winning creative team, led by Tony and Olivier Award-winning director Michael Grandage, with a book from Academy and BAFTA Award-winning Jennifer Lee, and a brand new score from Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (the Grammy and Academy Award-winning songwriters behind the global phenomenon ‘Let it Go’), alongside more iconic songs from the original film, including ‘Do You Want To Build A Snowman?’ and ‘For The First Time In Forever’.
When discussing the prospect of creating new songs for the musical, married couple Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert 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.”
Based on the hugely successful 2013 Disney film of the same name, written by Jennifer Lee and directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, the Broadway stage adaptation features hair design by David Brian Brown, makeup design by Anne Ford-Coates, special effects design by Jeremy Chernick, sound design by Peter Hylenski, video design by Finn Ross, puppet design by Michael Curry, scenic and costume design by Christopher Oram, lighting design by Natasha Katz, music supervision and arrangements by Stephen Oremus, and choreography by Rob Ashford.
Casting for the London transfer is yet to be announced.
When talking about the show’s West End transfer, writer Jennifer Lee said, “We’re so humbled by the continued support for Frozen – at its heart, a joyous story about love and sisterhood. 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.”
Currently playing in the legendary St James’ Theatre on Broadway, the musical has received critical acclaim, with Entertainment Weekly stating that “Tony-winning director Michael Grandage refines ‘Frozen’ by putting the focus on emotion first. The bond between the sisters effectively and literally takes the spotlight. Fans of the movie will be pleased to find Anna and Elsa safe in Levy and Murin’s gloved hands, and DOUBTERS MAY JUST HAVE THEIR HEARTS THAWED”.
Frozen will open at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in Autumn 2020.