THEATRE ROYAL DRURY LANE, LONDON
Action on to the Strand, central London, at close to teatime these days and you will discover by yourself in the existence of royalty: dozens of little women, kitted out in sparkly blue princess dresses, weaving their way in direction of the inspiration for their outfits — Elsa, the ice queen at the heart of Frozen.
Immediately after a pandemic-enforced hold off, the phase musical of Disney’s 2013 animated movie lastly sweeps into city like a snowstorm, transforming the phase of the (gloriously) refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane into a glittering ice palace and placing woman power entrance and centre. For Frozen’s attract — apart from the earworm-inducing selection “Let It Go” — is its neat subversion of the traditional fairytale, producing sisterly love the force that saves the working day.
Created by Jennifer Lee, with new music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the Snow Queen-motivated clearly show tells the story of Elsa, a Nordic princess who has magical frosty powers she just cannot manage. When she unintentionally freezes her minimal sister, Anna, their mother and father decide to individual them. A rapprochement when Elsa turns into queen potential customers to catastrophe: Elsa ices above equally her kingdom and her coronary heart and retreats into chilly seclusion Anna attempts to get by to her. Equally are brave and self-sacrificing and it’s their deep appreciate for 1 a different that inevitably thaws the spell.
On stage, that concept gains