Review | Frozen

★★★★★
Theatre
: Theatre Royal Haymarket – nearest tube Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly & Bakerloo)frozenDates: 9th February to 5th May
Tickets: £15 (gallery) to £110 and selling quickly
Cheap tickets? Yes! £15 day seats are available at 10am on the day of the performance. Gemma did this turning up at 9:55 for a midweek performance and successfully got a ticket. Seats are for the front row, which is row B for this show. The stage is high but little is missed and for this show where so much emotion is portrayed being this close to the actors is mesmorising. 
Running time
: 2hours 30 minutes including 20 minute interval
Programme cost: £4 CASH ONLY!

Stage door: The stage door for the Theatre Royal Haymarket is situated on the right hand side of the theatre down a cul-de-sac, so whilst it is usually quiet, there can sometimes be some traffic to contend with. There are no barriers set up but the security guards are usually pretty good with making everyone form a line and wait their turn. However, sometimes people don’t listen and just rush to the door when the stars of the show appear so it can become quite chaotic so be prepared for that!

Seats: The front row has a lot of leg room as row A has been removed. The seats are comfortable. The rake is pretty good throughout the stalls.

Overall thoughtsThe word I have used repeatedly to describe this show when people have asked about it is intense. If you’re looking for a show that’s light and fun (with singing snowmen) this is not your show.

Starring Suranne Jones, Jason Watkins and Nina Sosanya, Frozen thrusts you into the lives of three characters all affected in very different ways by the disappearance of a young girl. There are moments when it is outright anxiety inducing, but that’s not to say that there aren’t moments when you find yourself laughing – a little light relief!

The theatre suggests an age restriction of 15+ for this production and advises there is very strong language used and content some may find disturbing. This show will be triggering for some, with running themes of and explicit reference to sexual abuse, self harm and suicide, which are sometimes hard to watch.

Throughout you could hear a pin drop in the theatre, and if that isn’t testament to a show that deeply affects its audience I don’t know what is.

– Becca & Gemma –


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