The London production of the musical is set to open at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane later this year.

Stephanie McKeon as Anna and Samantha Barks as Elsa. Photograph: Julia Kennedy/©Disney

Disney Theatrical Productions have today confirmed that Samantha Barks and Stephanie McKeon are set to play Elsa and Anna in the upcoming London production of Frozen the Musical.

Opening for previews on the 30th October, the musical will officially reopen the theatre following its closure due to extensive refurbishment.

Now booking until the 30th May 2021, Frozen the Musical features music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and book by Jennifer Lee. The production is directed by Michael Grandage.

Based the popular 2013 film, the stage production originally opened on Broadway in 2018 and was nominated for Best New Musical at the Tony Awards. It features  set and costume designs by Christopher Oram, lighting design by Natasha Katz, and choreography by Rob Ashford.

Samantha Barks will play Elsa in the musical. Her previous stage credits include: Chess (Umeda Arts Theater Main Hall / Tokyo International Forum Hall), Pretty Woman (Chicago and Broadway), The Last Five Years (St James Theatre), Amelie (Berkley Rep), City of Angels (Donmar Warehouse), Chicago (Hollywood Bowl), Oliver! (UK tour), Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre), and Cabaret (Birmingham Rep).

Stephanie McKeon will play Anna in the London production. Her previous work for the stage includes Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (Aldwych Theatre), Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Gate Theatre, Dublin), Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined (Criterion Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory), and The Commitments (Palace Theatre).

Further casting for the production will be announced soon.

For more information about the musical visit: https://lwtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/frozen/