See it if you loved the film and want to see it brought to life- with a few changes, some great staging and lighting and the ever wonderful Sam Barks.
Don't see it if you don’t like the film or you want an engaging story that doesn’t neatly pack itself in to classic Disney tropes. Read more
See it if You loved the movie or you’re just a fan of Disney
Don't see it if You don’t like movie to stage adaptations Read more
See it if you love Disney
Don't see it if you wanna be around loads of kids dressed up for hours
See it if you like any Disney stage musical
Don't see it if You expect to see the quality of Lion King or even Alladin. Read more
See it if you want to see the film recreated EXACTLY on stage, with a few minor embellishments.
Don't see it if you love the theatrical juiciness of the LION KING which revels in the metaphorical power of live stage work.
See it if You like big family-friendly musicals with a lot of magic
Don't see it if You don't like hows too twee
See it if you love Disney musicals and want a feel-good show for the whole family. Great singing and fabulous staging, plus some really funny moments.
Don't see it if you don't like Disney musicals. It's a pretty straight adaptation of the movie with one hilarious added scene.
See it if You want a dazzling, show stopping, fun show full of great singing and amazing sets.
Don't see it if You want a deeper, more emotional and thought provoking story or don’t want to see a show in an audience of kids.
This isn’t ‘Frozen’ for adults, a dark new take on ‘Frozen’, or a radical reinvention by spectacle like ‘The Lion King’. But it’s a thoughtful, attractive and human spin that manages to balance a Drury Lane-size spectacle. If the film is a pre-school classic, the musical is maybe a couple of years more grown-up.
The production takes a few scenes to come into its own. Gradually, however, it grows to become its own magical thing. Barks’s performance ... is a far more emotionally expressive princess than in the film. The Oscar-winning power ballad Let It Go grows in strength here, saturated with emotional drama.
This isn’t a radical revamp, nor does the core Frozen audience want one. But, even if it plays it safe, Michael Grandage’s handsomely mounted show is still an impressive, twinkling spectacle with a sincere drama at its heart.
The script ... is serviceable, if not overly adventurous – it ... does little to deepen the characters. The same goes for the new music ... for the most part, it’s filler. Stephanie McKeon’s Anna is delightfully gutsy ... and Samantha Barks as Elsa is both ethereal and commanding.