Frozen the Musical London review plus FREE tickets
When we were recently invited by Official London Theatre to review Frozen the Musical in London, there was no way we were going to Let it Go. Here's what we thought of this magical show and also deets on how you can bag yourselves FREE tickets for children this August.
Frozen the Musical: What's it about?
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past decade or so, you'll have a vague idea of the Frozen storyline and the theatre version sticks to the Disney classic more than well enough for fans, but also with a few up-to-date twists to keep things fresh. In brief though it tells the tale of two royal sisters, one of which has some pretty impressive powers, but really, at the heart of it all, it's about being true to oneself and about sibling love.
What we loved about it
Now, as the mother of a daughter who was a HUGE Frozen fan back when the Disney movie blasted onto the silver screen back in 2013, I was a tad dubious as to whether the same daughter, now age almost 15, would feel enamoured with it now. Here's what Angelica had to say:
"I loved Frozen so much when I was little that I literally wanted to be Elsa so I wasn't sure if the show would be as good as the film, or if I would still like the story at all! As it happens I loved it. It felt much more grown up than the film which was good because it appeals to a whole family rather than just little kids, and the set changes and costumes were amazing. It was kind of nice to be taken back to being small myself with all the familiar songs that I still know all the words to, but it was great that there were new songs in it too. My favourite scene in the film was when Elsa changed into her famous sparkly dress and made her ice palace and I really didn't think the magic of that moment would translate well on stage but I was totally wrong. It was epic and the best part of the show for sure. I know lots of my friends loved Frozen back in the day and also know they would really love this version. 10 out of 10 from me and I would definitely see it again (even just to try and work out how on earth they did that scene I just mentioned)."
We also brought along my 6-year-old niece, Darcy (above), who, so my sister tells me, hasn't stopped singing A Little Bit of You since she got home from her Frozen adventure. Darcy would like it to be know that, "I give it all the stars for being so brilliant and I think everyone in the world should see it."
But what did us adults think? Honestly? Theatrical razzmatazz at its finest for sure. The 'naked' sauna scene still has us chuckling, and the collective magic of the cast smashed all expectations. Special mention to Craig Galivan as the always-hilarious Olaf and to Samantha Barks who made Elsa her own and more. Also, keep you eyes peeled for Asanda Abbie Masike as young Ana who is absolutely going to be a musical superstar of the future. The sets, the songs, the costumes, it really was all fabulous and if you do decide to book some tix, you won't be disappointed. Make sure you come feeling flush though for the rather pricy merch, snacks and drinks!
Who's it suitable for?
There's something for everyone in this adaptation and it easily measures up, if not exceeds, the charm of the Oscar-winning movie. As a general rule of thumb Frozen is recommended for a general audience aged 6-years and up. Do note that children under the age of 4 (including babes in arms) will NOT be admitted into the theatre. Also, boys and men will like it too, honest.
Great news: free ticket alert!
Kids go free this August thanks to Official London Theatre's annual summer promotion! Yep, you read that right, a child aged 17 and under goes FREE when accompanied by an adult paying full price, and Frozen is included in the deal. Plus, more great news, an additional two children can attend for half price! Perfect for when it comes to entertaining the kids during the school holidays! Head over to the Official London Theatre website for all the details and to book your ticket, stat. The deal also covers other family favourites including 101 Dalmatians, Life of Pi (read our review for this here), Grease and many more. Terms and conditions apply so do read when making your booking.
All the Frozen deets
When: Now until at least March 2023.
Where: Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JF Cost: Adult + free child combo from £69.50 when booked via Official London Theatre
London for Kidz were gifted these tickets for the purpose of this review but all opinions are our own.
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