The West End production of the musical opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane last weekend.
Following delays to opening in London due to the pandemic, Frozen the Musical was finally able to make its stage debut in the West End last weekend as it welcomed audiences to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Currently booking until June 2022, Frozen the Musical is based on the popular 2013 film that follows the story of two sisters Anna and Elsa as they rule their kingdom. Featuring music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, popular songs included in the musical include ‘Do You Want to Build a Snowman?’ and ‘Let it Go’.
Directed by Michael Grandage, the production’s cast is led by Samantha Barks (Elsa) and Stephanie McKeon (Anna). Joining them in the production are Obioma Ugoala (Kristoff), Craig Gallivan (Olaf), Oliver Ormson (Hans), Richard Frame (Weselton), and alternating the role of Sven, Mikayla Jade and Ashley Birchall. The musical’s cast also includes: Jeremy Batt, Cameron Burt, Lauren Chia, Laura Emmitt, Emily-Mae (Bulda), Danielle Fiamanya, Hannah Fairclough, Chris Fung, Matt Gillett, Joe Griffiths-Brown, Emily Lane, Justin-Lee Jones, Jason Leigh Winter, Jacob Maynard, Leisha Mollyneaux, Gabriel Mokake (King Agnarr), Sarah O’Connor, Jemma Revell, Jacqui Sanchez (Queen Iduna), Jak Skelly (Oaken/Bishop), Jake Small, Isabel Snaas, Kerry Spark, Joshua St. Clair (Pabbie), Monica Swayne, and Anna Woodside.
The cast members playing the roles of young Annas and Elsas are as follows: Minaii.K Barrowes (young Elsa), Kanon Narumi (young Anna), Sasha Watson-Lobo (young Elsa), Asanda Masike (young Anna), Freya Scott (young Elsa), Ellie Shenker (young Anna), Tilly-Raye Bayer (young Elsa) and Summer Betson (young Anna).
The creative team behind the production includes: book by Jennifer Lee, 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.