Let Us Go! Frozen The Musical Announced For London

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Let Us Go! Frozen The Musical Announced For London
Caissie Levy as Elsa in Frozen on Broadway. Image: Saint

This'll send a shiver down the spine of Disney fans: the Broadway musical of Frozen is heading to London.

Based on the hit 2013 Disney animation, Frozen has played in New York City, since spring 2018. The American cast — including Caissie Levy as Elsa and Patti Murin as her sister Anna — will continue to perform in the States, while a new cast (as yet to be announced) forms for Frozen's London run in 2020.

Patti Murin (Anna) and Caissie Levy (Elsa) with Jacob Smith in Frozen on Broadway. Image: Deen van Meer

New songs

The stage version of Frozen isn't a mere carbon copy of the original film; the BBC reports that while the likes of Let It Go and Do You Want To Build A Snowman feature (I mean, imagine if they didn't), new material was enlisted for the stage show from husband and wife songwriters, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. And they insist that 'none of it is padding'.

Lukewarm reviews

That's not the view of some critics. The Broadway show received lukewarm reviews from some big publications — The Guardian gave it three stars, saying "it rarely feels like more than the movie and sometimes it feels like less." Variety said of it, "to the extent that a plot exists at all, it’s a soggy one."

We doubt that'll hold away over the miniature armies of Annas and Elsas that are bound to turn up.

Where? When? And how do I get tickets?

Woah, there! Frozen won't appear in London until autumn 2020, when it'll herald the reopening of the £45m-renovated Drury Lane Theatre. Tickets aren't on sale yet. So for now, you'll just have to Let It Go.

Last Updated 19 March 2019