What a way to end the week! Disney Theatrical Productions have announced the West End cast for Frozen and it’s as sparkly as we’d expected it to be!
The much-awaited production will now be opening at the new Theatre Royal Drury Lane (following an extensive 2-year refurbishment) in April 2021 and joining the previously announced Samantha Barks (Elsa) and Stephanie McKeon (Anna) are Obioma Ugoala (Kristoff), Craig Gallivan (Olaf), Oliver Ormson (Hans), Richard Frame (Weselton), and alternating the role of Sven, Mikayla Jade and Ashley Birchall; with Jeremy Batt, Cameron Burt, Lauren Chia, Laura Emmitt, Emily-Mae (Bulda), Danielle Fiamanya, Hannah Fairclough, Matt Gillett, Joe Griffiths-Brown, Emily Lane, Justin-Lee Jones, Jason Leigh Winter, Jacob Maynard, Leisha Mollyneaux, Gabriel Mokake (King Agnarr), Sarah O’Connor, Jemma Revell, Jacqui Sanchez (Queen Iduna), Jak Skelly (Oaken/Bishop), Jake Small, Isabel Snaas, Joshua St. Clair (Pabbie), Monica Swayne, and Anna Woodside.
Directed by Michael Grandage and with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and book by Jennifer Lee, Frozen will be opening with previews from 2 April and is now booking until 24 October 2021.
Director Michael Grandage said: “We’re thrilled to announce casting for Frozen – an incredibly talented group of people who will be creating the London premiere at the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane next spring. As theatres start to open their doors again, we look forward to celebrating the spectacle of this beloved story with audiences everywhere”.
In the first booking period, Frozen has scheduled the following access performances – Signed Performance (11 July 13.00 matinee), Relaxed Performance (25 July 12.30 matinee), Audio Described Performance (15 August 13.00 matinee) and Captioned Performance (22 August at 17.30).
For any audience members with pre-existing bookings, tickets will automatically be transferred to a new performance date with the same seats. Please rest assured that you will be notified in due course via email, with the company working through bookings chronologically. If the new date is not suitable, at this point you will have the opportunity to request an alternative date or a refund.
If the multi-award-winning and highest-grossing animated film of all time is anything to go by, we’re certain this shows going to be epic! Go forth and grab your tickets.