West End's Frozen Welcomes New Cast Members September 27 | Playbill

International News West End's Frozen Welcomes New Cast Members September 27

The Disney musical continues at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Jammy Kasongo and Laura Dawkes Roy Baron

The London production of Disney's Frozen welcomes Laura Dawkes and Jammy Kasongo to the cast at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane September 27.

Dawkes steps into the role of Anna, and Kasongo is the new Kristoff. Also joining the company are Oliver Brenin, Ashley J Daniels as King Agnarr, Lizzy-Rose Esin-Kelly as Bulda, George Hinson, Jonathan Milton, and Ed Wade.

These actors join a cast that includes Samantha Barks as Elsa, Craig Gallivan as Olaf, Oliver Ormson as Hans, Richard Frame as Duke of Weselton, and Mikayla Jade and Ashley Birchall, who alternate in the role of Sven.

Continuing as part of the ensemble are Rhianne Alleyne, Marianne Bardgett, Rebecca Botterill, Laura Emmitt, Jemal Felix, Jordan Fox, Molly Francis, Matt Gillett, Dominic Adam Griffin, Jordan Livesey, Isabella Glanznig Santos, Ben Irish as Pabbie, Justin-Lee Jones, Aoife Kenny, Harriet Samuels, Jacqui Sanchez as Queen Iduna, Jak Skelly as Oaken/Bishop, Caitlin Tipping, Anna Woodside, and Rodney Vubya.

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. The London production, which will celebrate its second anniversary later this summer, opened in August 2021.

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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