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International News West End's Frozen Sets Closing Date

The Disney musical opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in 2021.

Samantha Barks in Frozen Johan Persson

The West End production of Frozen—which began performances at the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane August 27, 2021, prior to an official opening September 8—will conclude its three-year run September 8, having been seen by over 2.8 million people.

The production received four Olivier nominations, including Best New Musical.

Director Michael Grandage said in a statement, “It has been a joy to be part of the Frozen journey in London. Working with the team at Disney, the brilliant creative team, and the incredible cast have made this one of my happiest theatre experiences.

Frozen opened in the U.K. on the heels of the pandemic, and it was glorious to welcome back audiences, many of whom were coming to the theatre for the first time. To introduce so many to the power of theatre and hopefully cultivate a life-long love for it, has been an immense privilege.”

Disney Theatrical Group Chief Creative Officer Thomas Schumacher added, “I am enormously proud of everything the team achieved with Frozen and of London’s warm embrace of it. This production was specially created for the West End, and it was an honor to reopen Madeleine and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beautifully refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane, where the majesty of the production met the majesty of the space.”

The cast of Frozen the Musical features Samantha Barks as Elsa (Jenna-Lee James plays the role until January 28), Laura Dawkes as Anna, Jammy Kasongo as Kristoff, Craig Gallivan as Olaf, Oliver Ormson as Hans, Richard Frame as Duke of Weselton, and Mikayla Jade and Ashley Birchall alternating as Sven, with Rhianne Alleyne, Marianne Bardgett, Rebecca Botterill, Oliver Brenin, Gabrielle Cocca, Ashley J Daniels as King Agnarr, Laura Emmitt, Lizzy-Rose Esin-Kelly as Bulda, Jemal Felix, Jordan Fox, Molly Francis, Matt Gillett, Isabella Glanznig Santos, Dominic Adam Griffin, George Hinson, Ben Irish as Pabbie, Aoife Kenny, Justin-Lee Jones, Jordan Livesey, Jonathan Milton, Jemma Revell, Harriet Samuels, Jacqui Sanchez as Queen Iduna, Jak Skelly as Oaken/Bishop, Caitlin Tipping, Rodney Vubya, Ed Wade, and Anna Woodside.

Disney Theatrical Group will soon launch a competition for secondary schools throughout the U.K. Entitled The United Kingdom of Frozen: Love Is an Open Door, the competition will give one school in every region across the U.K. the chance to win the stage rights and be the first to present the full-length version of the show. Further information on how and when to apply will be available on DisneyOnstage.co.uk.

Based on the 2013 animated Disney film, Frozen features music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and a book by Jennifer Lee. The musical opened on Broadway in March 2018, earning Tony Award nominations for Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score. The Broadway production announced in May 2020 that it would not reopen post-pandemic.

Frozen is directed by Michael Grandage, with choreography by Rob Ashford, set and costume design by Christopher Oram, lighting design by Neil Austin, sound design by Peter Hylenski, video design by Finn Ross, puppet design by Michael Curry, and musical supervision and arrangements by Stephen Oremus.

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