In January 2019, LW Theatres embarked on an ambitious project: to restore the historic Theatre Royal Drury Lane to its former 1812 glory. An incredible £60 million refurbishment.
The auditorium has been reconfigured into a comfortable and more intimate space. The audience capacity has been reduced by 200 to create wider seats, more legroom and better sightlines. The auditorium has also been reshaped to create a tighter curve, bringing the performer and audience closer together.
Access improvements to the building include a new street-level entrance, ramps to the stalls, a total of 20 wheelchair spaces on three levels, 5 new accessible WCs and a 16-person passenger lift catering to all floors of the theatre. In a bid to curb bathroom waiting times for women in particular, 20 female cubicles have been installed taking the number of female WCs to 55 – one of the highest provisions in the West End.
Disney’s Frozen will open 8 September 2021, with previews from 27 August, and is now booking until 3 April 2022. With music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and book by Jennifer Lee, Frozen is directed by Michael Grandage. The full cast for the production is Samantha Barks (Elsa), Stephanie McKeon (Anna), Obioma Ugoala (Kristoff), Craig Gallivan (Olaf), Oliver Ormson (Hans), Richard Frame (Weselton), and alternating the role of Sven, Mikayla Jade and Ashley Birchall; with Jeremy Batt, Cameron Burt, Lauren Chia, Laura Emmitt, Emily-Mae (Bulda), 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 (King Agnarr), Sarah O’Connor, Jemma Revell, Joshua St. Clair (Pabbie), Jacqui Sanchez (Queen Iduna), Jak Skelly (Oaken/Bishop), Jake Small, Kerry Spark, Isabel Snaas, Monica Swayne, and Anna Woodside.