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Prepare to let it go – the Frozen musical is coming to the UK

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Get your chicest winter wear ready, because it’s about to get very cold.  

Frozen, it’s fair to say, is a phenomenon. The 2013 film led to us all going around singing its best-known track, Let It Go, for months on end, and young girls aspired to be sisters Elsa and Anna, who were refreshing additions to the Disney princess roster. 

So it’s no surprise that, like many of Disney’s biggest hits, the film was turned into a musical. The show was a huge success on Broadway last year, and now it’s been announced that it’s making its way over the pond to London.

The musical will open in London’s West End in autumn 2020 and will be housed in the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, which has recently closed to undergo a £45m refurbishment and renovation project.

The musical, which is an adaptation of the film, has some huge talent behind it. It’s directed by Michael Grandage, who has previously directed Nicole Kidman in Photograph 51, Jude Law in Henry V, Daniel Radcliffe in The Cripple of Inishmaan, and Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw in Peter and Alice, among others.

The Frozen musical is produced by the team behind the theatre productions of The Lion King and Aladdin.

The musical features songs from the film, including Let It Go and Love Is An Open Door, as well as a brand-new score by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the songwriters behind Let It Go.

To get us in the mood ahead of the West End show, Frozen 2 will be released in cinemas this November. Although there isn’t much available yet on what the film will be about, many have speculated that Elsa may get a girlfriend.

One thing is for certain though, both the new film and the stage musical are sure to have us channelling our inner snow queen.

To get updates about the Frozen musical visit the official website.

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