Disney’s Frozen: hit Broadway musical is heading for London’s West End

19 March 2019, 17:11 | Updated: 19 March 2019, 17:14

By Helena Asprou

Queen Elsa’s ice-bound adventure is one of the most popular animated movies of all time – and now it’s making its musical debut in the heart of Covent Garden

Just when you thought “Frozen fever” had peaked, it's been announced that the stage adaptation of the 2013 hit movie will be coming to London's West End.

The Broadway show opened in 2018 in New York. It broke box office records and was nominated for three Tony awards.

Now, Elsa’s magical storm will surely… rage on (ahem) when the enchanting production opens in London. It will be the first production in the Grade I-listed Theatre Royal Drury Lane when it re-opens in 2020, following its £45 million refurbishment.

Loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale The Snow Queen, Disney’s Frozen tells the story of sisters Anna and Elsa who are stuck in a never-ending winter thanks to Elsa’s special powers.

It was the most successful animated film ever, winning multiple Academy Awards and the song ‘Let It Go’, performed by Idina Menzel, has become famous around the world.

Audiences of the West End show can still expect to hear all their favourite songs from the movie – including ‘Do You Want To Build A Snowman’ and ‘For The First Time In Forever’ – as well as added songs written specially for the stage.

Frozen’s co-director Jennifer Lee, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez have all been involved in writing the musical, which features a new (and entirely British) cast.

Jennifer Lee said: “We are so humbled by the continued support for Frozen – at its heart is the joyous story about love and sisterhood.

“We’re very excited to share what we have created on stage with London and to see it come to life in that gorgeous theatre.”

But if Elsa fans can’t wait that long then fear not as Frozen 2 – the sequel to the first movie – is due to be released in UK cinemas this November.

Listen to Frozen on Spotify.