The producers of the West End musical Frozen have announced that the production will close at Theatre Royal Drury Lane this September. The popular Disney musical has so far been seen by over 2.8 million people.
Frozen officially reopened the Theatre Royal in September 2021 following its extensive £60 million refurbishment, and features music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and a book by Jennifer Lee.
The musical has so far received four Olivier Award nominations seven WhatsOnStage Awards and four Olivier Award nominations.
Commenting on the forthcoming closure, director Michael Grandage said, “It has been a joy to be part of the Frozen journey in London. Working with the team at Disney, the brilliant creative team and the incredible cast have made this one of my happiest theatre experiences.
“Frozen opened in the UK on the heels of the pandemic, and it was glorious to welcome back audiences, many of whom were coming to the theatre for the first time. To introduce so many to the power of theatre and hopefully cultivate a life-long love for it, has been an immense privilege.”
Samantha Barks, who originated the West End role of Elsa will return to Frozen next month following maternity leave. The role is currently taken by Jenna-Lee James, who is joined by Jammy Kasongo (Kristoff), Laura Dawkes (Anna), Oliver Ormson (Hans), Craig Gallivan (Olaf), and Richard Frame (Duke of Weselton).
Performances of Frozen the Musical continue at Theatre Royal Drury Lane until September 8th.
Booking & Theatre Information For Frozen the Musical
The Theatre Royal Drury Lane is a large West End theatre that has a capacity of 1993 seats. Several different price bands are available throughout the theatre with a wide range of excellent and unobstructed views while also allowing patrons to exploit the cut-off points of the price bands to secure maximum value for money.
Due to the vast size of the venue, some sections can feel a little distant from the stage, however, the stage itself is 22 metres deep, and the seats further back in the Stalls section let you take everything in. The centre seats in the Stalls offer a hugely immersive experience without any restrictions and are considered Premium seats which are reflected in the price. Sitting in the front of the Royal Circle gives the best overall view of the stage from an elevated position and seats 12-24 are dead-centre and avoid any restrictions that sometimes feature in seats towards the ends of rows.
The seats in the Balcony section at this theatre are always the cheapest and offer good value for money although due to the size of the venue, they are very high up and possibly not suitable for those suffering from vertigo. Sitting near the front centre does provide an excellent and unobstructed view of the stage allowing you to absorb the atmosphere of this amazing and iconic theatre. These seats can also often have an equally good view and be better priced than those in the Grand Circle for patrons on a budget looking to secure cheap Frozen tickets or looking for lastminute shows in London.