Samantha Barks and Stephanie McKeon have been cast as Elsa and Anna in the stage version of Disney’s Frozen.
The musical previews from October 30 and opens on November 11 at the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane. It is currently booking to May 30, 2021.
Barks’ credits include Pretty Woman on Broadway, as well as Les Miserables in the West End. McKeon has appeared in Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, as well as Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined and The Commitments.
Frozen has music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, with a book by Jennifer Lee.
The show is directed by Michael Grandage.
Grandage said: “Frozen tells the story of two extraordinary women and we’re thrilled to have found Samantha and Stephanie who will bring their incredible talent to the roles of Elsa and Anna, allowing us to create a production of Frozen especially for London. Now more than ever, we’re looking forward to the day we can all get together in a rehearsal room to bring their story to the stage.”
Frozen is produced by by Disney Theatrical Productions under Thomas Schumacher and opened on Broadway in March 2018. Productions are also planned to open in Australia, Japan, and Hamburg.
The show is based on the film of the same name, which was released in cinemas in 2013.