“Big, blinding, breathtaking. Frozen’s triumphant musical debut”

The Guardian





“Frozen is one hot hit”

Daily Mail

Credit: Johan Persson

Disney Theatrical Productions today announces that their critically acclaimed production of Frozen is extending until 18 June 2023 due to public demand. With music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, book by Jennifer Lee, and directed by Michael Grandage, the production opened at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in August last year, and has been playing to capacity houses since, receiving 7 WhatsOnStage Awards – the most of any production – and 4 Olivier Award nominations, including Best New Musical.

The cast is Samantha Barks (Elsa), Emily Lane (Anna), Djavan van de Fliert (Kristoff), Craig Gallivan (Olaf), Oliver Ormson (Hans), Richard Frame (Duke of Weselton); and alternating the role of Sven, Mikayla Jade and Ashley Birchall. With Rhianne AlleyneMarianne BardgettJeremy BattDanny BeckerRebecca BotterillChar Burnett (Bulda), Collette ColemanLaura Emmitt, Davide FienauriJemal FelixJordan FoxMolly FrancisMatt Gillett, Ben Irish (Pabbie), Justin-Lee Jones, Aoife KennyJordan LiveseyJoshua RobinsonHarriet SamuelsJacqui Sanchez (Queen Iduna), Isabella Glanznig SantosJak Skelly (Oaken/Bishop), Kerry Spark (King Agnarr), Caitlin TippingRodney Vubya, Anna Woodside, and Luke Fraser.

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“Frozen is an awesome spectacle with more heart, depth and darkness than the film.”

Time Out

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 by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, withmusic and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Frozen 2, which debuted in November 2019 is the highest-grossing animated film of all time. 

Samantha Barks plays Elsa. For theatre, her work includes 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). She was one of the participants on the BBC series I’d Do Anything. For film, her credits include Tomorrow Morning, Chocolate Cake, For Love or Money, Bitter Harvest, The Revenger, Interlude in Prague, The Devil’s Harvest, The Christmas Candle and as Eponine in Les Misérables (recipient of Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer; and nomination for Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture). She also reprised her performance as Eponine for Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary.

Emily Lane plays Anna. Her other theatre work includes Before the Party (Almeida Theatre), and in the West End, Les Misérables and The Sound of Music.

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Craig Gallivan plays Olaf. For theatre his work includes School of Rock (New London Theatre), Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace Theatre), Crime and Punishment (National Theatre), Days of Significance (RSC), The Long, The Short and The Tall (Sheffield Theatres), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Oliver! (UK tours). For television, his work includes Stella (as series regular Luke), Torchwood, Footballer’s Wives (as series regular Callum Watson) and Care; and for film, The Edge of Love.

Oliver Ormson plays Hans. For theatre, his work includes Back to the Future The Musical (Opera House Manchester), High Fidelity (Turbine Theatre), Cats (Kilworth House), Nerds, Protagonists (The Other Palace), The Addams Family (UK and international tours), The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre), Sopranos vs Tenors (European tour), and Hairspray (Aberystwyth Arts Centre). Television includes West Side Story (Reef Television/BBC Symphony Orchestra).

Djavan van de Fliert plays Kristoff. He recently graduated from Arts Ed, and Frozen marks his professional stage debut.

Richard Frame plays Weselton. For theatre, his work includes The Lion King (as Timon from 2013 to 2018, Lyceum Theatre), Blue Remembered Hills (Theatre on the Fly), Pocket Comedy (UK tour), Richard III, The Comedy of Errors (The Watermill Theatre), London Assurance (National Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice (Propeller), Absolute Beginners (Lyric Hammersmith), Promises, Promises (Sheffield Theatres), Love’s Labour’s Lost and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre). For television, his work includes The Beast Must Die, Outnumbered, The Hollow Crown – Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, Family Affairs (as series regular Damian), Wire in the Blood, Hearts and Bones, and Hope and Glory; and for film London Road.

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Mikayla Jade makes her professional stage and West End debut playing Sven. Originally from Australia, she is an actress and stuntwoman. For film, her work includes Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, The Old Guard and Wonder Woman 1984.

Ashley Birchall plays Sven. For theatre, his work includes Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Oklahoma! (Kilworth House), Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre), Pet Shop Boys: Inner Sanctum (Royal Opera House), Tommy (Greenwich Theatre), Starlight Express (Germany), We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre). For film, his work includes Mary Poppins Returns.

Frozen has scheduled the following access performances – Audio Described Performance (Wednesday 18 January, 7pm), Signed Performance (Wednesday 25 January, 7pm and Sunday 18 June, 5.30pm) and Captioned Performance (Wednesday 8 February, 7pm), and a Relaxed Performance (Sunday 5 February, 1pm).

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Current schedule

Wednesday – Saturday                  7pm

Thursday & Saturday                      2pm

Sunday                                              1pm & 5.30pm

From 16 November:

Wednesday – Friday                       7pm

Thursday                                            2pm

Saturday and Sunday                     1pm & 5.30pm

From 1 March 2023:

Wednesday & Thursday                2pm

Thursday & Friday                           7pm

Saturday and Sunday                     1pm & 5.30pm

Christmas Schedule:

21/12/2022 14:00       Wednesday                 Matinee                      

21/12/2022 19:00       Wednesday                 Evening                      

22/12/2022 14:00       Thursday                     Matinee                       

22/12/2022 19:00       Thursday                     Evening                      

23/12/2022 14:00       Friday                          Matinee                      

23/12/2022 19:00       Friday                          Evening                       

24/12/2022 13:00       Saturday                      Matinee    

27/12/2022 19:00       Tuesday                       Evening    

28/12/2022 14:00       Wednesday                 Matinee                     

28/12/2022 19:00       Wednesday                 Evening    

29/12/2022 14:00       Thursday                     Matinee                     

29/12/2022 19:00       Thursday                     Evening    

30/12/2022 14:00       Friday                          Matinee    

31/12/2022 13:00       Saturday                      Matinee

01/01/2023 13:00       Sunday                         Matinee

01/01/2023 17:30       Sunday                         Evening                                               

February School Holidays:

15/02/2023 14:00       Wednesday                 Matinee

15/02/2023 19:00       Wednesday                 Evening

16/02/2023 14:00       Thursday                     Matinee

16/02/2023 19:00       Thursday                     Evening

17/02/2023 14:00       Friday                          Matinee

18/02/2023 13:00       Saturday                      Matinee

18/02/2023 17:30       Saturday                      Evening

19/02/2023 13:00       Sunday                         Matinee

19/02/2023 17:30       Sunday                         Evening    

22/02/2023 19:00       Wednesday                 Evening

23/02/2023 14:00       Thursday                     Matinee

23/02/2023 19:00       Thursday                     Evening

24/02/2023 19:00       Friday                          Evening

25/02/2023 13:00       Saturday                      Matinee

25/02/2023 17:30       Saturday                      Evening

26/02/2023 13:00       Sunday                         Matinee

26/02/2023 17:30       Sunday                         Evening                                        


Audio Described Performance    Wednesday 18 January, 7pm

Captioned Performance                Wednesday 8 February, 7pm

Signed Performance                       Wednesday 25 January, 7pm

                                                            Sunday 18 June, 5.30pm

Relaxed Performance                     Sunday 5 February, 1pm