Yup, a Frozen musical is coming, and we’re not letting this one go.
Arendelle-related excitement levels are already pretty high with the recent release of Frozen 2 – check out the final trailer if you’re yet to see it! – and now we have more suspiciously snowy news to deliver. In autumn 2020, an all-singing, all-dancing Frozen musical will arrive in London, transforming the Theatre Royal Drury Lane into an icy wonderland.
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Theatre buffs will have had their eyes on this one for a while, as it’s a West End transfer of the quite warmly-received (and Tony-nominated) Broadway original. All your favourite film characters will be making the journey across the pond, including Olaf and Sven the reindeer, brought to life through puppetry.
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You can’t accuse the Frozen musical of being a tribute act either, since it shares a writing team with the film. Excitingly, they’ve written a bunch of new songs specially for the show, so it’s no carbon-copy of the film. They’ll have to write something pretty special to top the stirring earworm that is ‘Let It Go’, of course, but props for trying.
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Currently, the Frozen musical is slated for a vague opening of autumn 2020, which is quite frankly far too long to wait. However, they dropped an exciting casting tidbit recently, with the news that Samantha Barks (best known for her role as Éponine in Les Misérables) will play Elsa – quite the coup, given that she’s recently come off a Broadway run for Pretty Woman, which is pitching up in London in February. In the meantime, we’ll keep you abreast of any new castings or ticket developments, and just cross your fingers that our new Elsa brings a blanket of snow to the capital next winter!
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