Disney’s Frozen, Starring Samantha Barks and Stephanie McKeon, Begins West End Previews August 27

Disney Theatrical Productions’ Frozen makes its London debut at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane August 27 with an official opening night set for September 8. The show was postponed twice, most recently in January 2021.

The production stars Samantha Barks as Elsa, Stephanie McKeon as Anna, Obioma Ugoala as Kristoff, Craig Gallivan as Olaf, Oliver Ormson as Hans, Richard Frame as Weselton, along with Mikayla Jade and Ashley Birchall alternating in the role of Sven.

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Kanon Narumi – Young Anna

Sasha Watson-Lobo – Young Elsa

Asanda Masike – Young Anna

Freya Scott – Young Elsa

Ellie Shenker – Young Anna

Tilly-Raye Bayer – Young Elsa

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Minaii.K, Kanon Narumi, Sasha Watson-Lobo, Asanda Masike, Freya Scott, Ellie Shenker, Tilly-Raye Bayer, and Summer Betson Disney

The ensemble features Jeremy Batt, Cameron Burt, Lauren Chia, Laura Emmitt, Emily-Mae, Hannah Fairclough, Danielle Fiamanya, Chris Fung, Matt Gillett, Joe Griffiths-Brown, Emily Lane, Justin-Lee Jones, Jason Leigh Winter, Jacob Maynard, Leisha Mollyneaux, Gabriel Mokake, Sarah O’Connor, Jemma Revell, Joshua St. Clair, Jacqui Sanchez, Jak Skelly, Jake Small, Kerry Spark, Isabel Snaas, Monica Swayne, and Anna Woodside.

Sharing the part of Young Elsa are Minaii.K, Sasha Watson-Lobo, Freya Scott, and Tilly-Raye Bayer. Young Annas are Kanon Narumi, Asanda Masike, Ellie Shenker, and Summer Betson.

Based on the 2013 animated Disney film, Frozen features music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and a book by Jennifer Lee. The musical opened on Broadway in March 2018, earning Tony Award nominations for Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score. The Broadway production announced in May 2020 that it would not reopen post-pandemic. A U.S. national tour will kick off September 10 in Buffalo, New York.

Frozen is directed by Michael Grandage, with choreography by Rob Ashford, set and costume design by Christopher Oram, lighting design by Neil Austin, sound design by Peter Hylenski, video design by Finn Ross, puppet design by Michael Curry, and musical supervision and arrangements by Stephen Oremus.

Tickets for the London production are now on sale through April 3, 2022. Check out photos of the cast in costume below.

(Updated August 27, 2021)