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Disney’s Frozen Extends to June 2023 at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

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.

Disney's Frozen - Samantha Barks (Elsa) - Photo by Johan Persson © Disney.
Disney’s Frozen – Samantha Barks (Elsa) – Photo by Johan Persson © Disney.

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 Alleyne, Marianne Bardgett, Jeremy Batt, Danny Becker, Rebecca Botterill, Char Burnett (Bulda), Collette Coleman, Laura Emmitt, Davide Fienauri, Jemal Felix, Jordan Fox, Molly Francis, Matt Gillett, Ben Irish (Pabbie), Justin-Lee Jones, Aoife Kenny, Jordan Livesey, Joshua Robinson, Harriet Samuels, Jacqui Sanchez (Queen Iduna), Isabella Glanznig Santos, Jak Skelly (Oaken/Bishop), Kerry Spark (King Agnarr), Caitlin Tipping, Rodney Vubya, Anna Woodside, and Luke Fraser Yates.

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, with music 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.

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.

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).

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

Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5JF

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