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Frozen

Frozen

London Theatre News Today: Tuesday 19 January

Hira Desai

By Hira Desai First Published 19 January 2021, Last Updated 20 January 2021

Frozen The Musical postponed and new behind-the-scenes video released

Frozen confirms Theatre Royal Drury Lane 2020 transfer

Frozen The Musical have today announced that the West End opening will be postponed for a little longer in light of the full national lockdown.

The much-awaited production which was due to open at the new Theatre Royal Drury Lane (following an extensive 2-year refurbishment) in April said in a statement:

In light of the recent government implementation of a full national lockdown, it has become necessary to postpone the opening of Frozen, which was planned for April, just a little longer.”

“Guests do not need to do anything at the moment – they will be contacted at the earliest opportunity with their revised performance date. We will do this in chronological order so that guests booked into performances in April and May will be the first to be notified of their new date. If the new date is not suitable, guests will be able to request an exchange into an alternative performance or to request a credit voucher, or a refund if necessary.”

Based on the globe-conquering 2013 film of the same name – which became the highest grossing animated film of all time – Frozen The Musical is directed by Michael Grandage, and opened on Broadway in March 2018. It was subsequently nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical.

We can’t wait for it to grace the West End but in the meantime check out this video below as Samantha Barks (who will be playing the role of Elsa) treats us to a sneak peek of the costumes and set design! It’s going to be so worth the wait!

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Join us tonight for Theatre Chat Live on Instagram

We know that lockdown can be lonely, and one of the things we’re missing is the amazing sense of community and shared experience that surrounds theatre. So we’ve set up a new weekly Theatre Chat that you can join every Tuesday evening on Instagram Live.

Official London Theatre’s Jess, who’ll be setting up the chats each week said:

“Help, my boyfriend hates musical theatre! Being an avid theatre-goer, it’s no surprise that this past year has been challenging. One of the things I didn’t expect, though, is how much I’d miss not being able to fangirl about anything remotely theatre related – my partner couldn’t be less interested!

“I’m sure I’m not the only one going through this, so here at Official London Theatre we want to bring theatre-lovers together to talk about theatre memories, favourite shows, or even just the fact you finally managed to belt that top C without cracking. ”

This week, Jess asks you, our theatre fans, what movies/books you would like to see on stage. Head over to the OLT Instagram tonight from 6pm and let’s have a chit chat about all things theatre! See you there!

 

SHAKE Festival announces a livestreamed reading of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Jenny Caron Hall, Artistic Director of SHAKE Festival, today announces a rehearsed reading of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Following the success of previous livestreams, The Tempest, and Sonnets & Carols, the latest reading, directed by Caron Hall, will be streamed live for one night only on Wednesday 31 March at 7.30pm.

The cast comprises Richard Blaine (Philostrate), Joseph Blatchley (Robin Starveling), Daniel Bowerbank (Helena), Amesh Edireweera (Tom Snout/Wall), Tim Fitzhigham (Francis Flute/Thisbe), Rebecca Hall (Titania/Hyppolita), Ed Hughes (Snug/Lion), Sara Kestelman (Peter Quince), Malachy King (A Fairy), Wendy Morgan (Puck), Luisa Omielan (Bottom/Pyramus), Louis Rudnicki (Demetrius), David Sibley (Egeus), Dan Stevens (Oberon/Theseus), Barnaby Taylor (Lysander), Máiréad Tyers (Hermia), with the voices of Pease-Bottom, Cobweb, Moth and Mustard-seed will be read by members of the Mini-Mouth Youth Theatre.

Artistic Director of SHAKE festival, Jenny Caron Hall, said today, “Expressed in beautiful language, this is an extraordinary play; romantic, magical, and very funny. I’m thrilled it’s being vividly brought to life in this online reading by such a brilliant cast.”

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We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

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