NEWS: Disney’s Frozen to Open at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in 2020

Michael Grandage’s production based on the popular Disney film will reopen the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in 2020.

As the musical celebrates its first anniversary on Broadway, Disney Theatrical Productions has confirmed that Frozen will be heading to London in Autumn 2020.

Featuring music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and book by Jennifer Lee, Michael Grandage’s production, will reopen the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

The musical opened on Broadway in 2018, featuring  set and costume designs by Christopher Oram, lighting design by Natasha Katz, and choreography by Rob Ashford. It has been nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical.

In addition to the production opening in London next year, it has also been confirmed the musical has a North American tour planned for Autumn 2019, productions in Australia and Japan opening in 2020, and a further production for Hamburg in 2021.

The highest grossing animated film of all time, Frozen was released in cinemas in 2013, winning multiple awards, including two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (“Let It Go”), the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film and the BAFTA for Best Animated Film. It was written and directed (with Chris Buck) by Jennifer Lee, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Frozen 2 will be coming to UK cinemas this November.

Talking about the news Director Michael Grandage said: “Bringing Frozen to the stage has been a gloriously happy journey. We’re all looking forward to getting back in the room together as a creative team, to build our London company and bring Frozen to the West End.”

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez commented: “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.”

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane, owned and managed by LW Theatres, is currently closed for twenty months for a landmark £45 million renovation and restoration project and will reopen as Frozen begins previews.

Casting and further details of the production will be announced at a later date.

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