Frozen at Theatre Royal Haymarket tickets
Frozen at Theatre Royal Haymarket tickets

Frozen tickets from £15.00

Tickets from £15.00

Overview

BAFTA Award-winning actress Suranne Jones stars in a highly anticipated revival of Bryony Lavery’s acclaimed play Frozen, running for a strictly limited season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. A gripping psychological thriller about redemption, remorse and retribution, the drama focuses on a group of people whose lives are irreversibly tangled after a young girl goes missing.

Set in present day England, Frozen explores what happens after 10-year old girl Rhona goes to visit her Grandma one evening, but never arrives. Taking place through the year after her disappearance, the play follows the interwoven lives of Rhona’s mother, a psychiatrist and a serial killer.

Originally premiering at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in 1998, the play received the Best New Play Award from the Theatrical Management Association. Frozen received its London premiere at the National Theatre in 2002, and its Broadway premiere two years later in 2004, earning a Tony Award nomination for Best Play.

Suranne Jones stars as Rhona’s mother, with previous stage credits including A Few Good Men at the Haymarket and Beautiful Thing at the Arts Theatre. Jones is best known for her BAFTA-winning turn as Gemma Foster in hit BBC series Doctor Foster, as well as Scott & Bailey and Coronation Street.

Olivier Award-nominated actor Jason Watkins stars opposite as the kidnapper, with stage appearances including A Servant to Two Masters, Rafts and Dreams and Landscape with Weapon. Watkins is well-known for appearing in television series’ Being Human, Trollied and The Lost Honour of Christopher Jeffries. Additional casting includes Nina Sosanya (W1A, Last Tango in Halifax).

Jonathan Munby directs Lavery’s play, with credits including the upcoming King Lear at Chichester Festival Theatre, starring Ian McKellen, as well as several Shakespeare’s Globe credits including Antony and Cleopatra and The Merchant of Venice.

Frozen is Bryony Lavery’s most famous play, with further works including Beautiful Burnout and Last Easter. A gripping thriller about the irreversible effects of a traumatic event, Frozen plays for a limited season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, from February 9th to May 5th 2018, with a press night on February 21st 2018.

Recommended for

Fans of crime dramas and psychological thrillers will find this production particularly gripping, whilst fans of Suranne Jones have the opportunity to see her on the West End stage.

Age Recommendations: Suitable for 15+

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 09 Feb 2018
Press night: 21 Feb 2018
Booking from: 24 Apr 2018
Booking until: 05 May 2018

Next available performances

DateMatineeEvening
Wednesday 25 Apr 2018--7:30pm
Thursday 26 Apr 20183:00pm7:30pm
Friday 27 Apr 2018--7:30pm
Saturday 28 Apr 20183:00pm7:30pm
Monday 30 Apr 2018--7:30pm
Tuesday 01 May 2018--7:30pm
Wednesday 02 May 2018--7:30pm

Location and map

Theatre Royal Haymarket
Haymarket
London, SW1Y 4HT

43 Reviews Add review

This, as it says in the advertising, is the story of a little girl who went to visit her granny - but never came home. Three main ... More

u2fancat 5'6'', 39 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This, as it says in the advertising, is the story of a little girl who went to visit her granny - but never came home. Three main actors - the mother, the kidnapper, and a psychologist with a rather fragile personality of her own. All, apparently, famous from TV - but not being a frequent TV-watcher, I wouldn't know much about that. It is, as you might expect, quite dark - never more so than when the kidnapper is onstage, frequently accompanied by faint, ominous music. He plays a blinder, I have to say, presenting himself as one of the most thoroughly unpleasant characters I've ever seen. Unusual, to get the psycho's perspective.. but all the characters are well-rounded, and beautifully played. As the play progresses, it becomes a study of how the different characters deal with loss. ("Frozen", BTW, refers to the state of mind of the characters - not the weather; it's not set in Scandinavia!) It's an original plot, taking the audience in some unexpected directions, and I loved the production - some of the imagery, such as the mother walking into light at the end, is a bit obvious: but I thought it came across very well. As one of our group remarked, a very slick production. Highly recommended - quite memorable.

u2fancat 5'6'', 39 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Show was very deep and dark telling a story of abduction of young girl and how it had retribution, remorse and redemption. The act... More

Queenie 5'2, 55 reviews, 7 helpful votes

Show was very deep and dark telling a story of abduction of young girl and how it had retribution, remorse and redemption. The acting was superb with 3 great actors in the roles Suranne Jones, Jason Watkins who I must say was very good in his role and Nina Sosanya. Set was simple but storyline was gripping.

Queenie 5'2, 55 reviews, 7 helpful votes

A very strong cast headed up by Suranne Jones, Jason Watkins and Nina Sosanya this tells the story of how a 10 year old girl went ... More

joc78 5"4, 238 reviews, 4 helpful votes

A very strong cast headed up by Suranne Jones, Jason Watkins and Nina Sosanya this tells the story of how a 10 year old girl went missing from her home after going to visit her grandmother. We later learn she is abducted and murdered by a paedophile. This is a very uncomfortable watch at times with disturbing music and themes throughout. At times I couldn't bear what I was hearing but I knew it was paramount to the story. You cannot fault the acting here - it is excellent, but just a very hard watch so be prepared when you go in!

joc78 5"4, 238 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Found this to be quite disappointing, as I think I had hoped it would be this incredibly gripping thriller. It's engaging, and a g... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 135 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Found this to be quite disappointing, as I think I had hoped it would be this incredibly gripping thriller. It's engaging, and a good subject matter, however the characters lack any true depth - I couldn't work out if this was to do with the script or the direction. Jason Watkins gives a very sinister performance, and is utterly compelling to watch. Unfortunately, the female parts in comparison are not as well written. Paul Wills' design is superb and looks very slick. The atmosphere was right and I was hoping for much more. It does not get anywhere near as chilling as it is perhaps advertised.

susannahrosemn 5"3, 135 reviews, 4 helpful votes

A thrilling, dark, enthralling and breathtaking piece of theatre where you forget about the real world for two hours. The combinat... More

hannahscregg 15 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A thrilling, dark, enthralling and breathtaking piece of theatre where you forget about the real world for two hours. The combination of psychology and storytelling was absolutely perfect. I'm in awe of everything about this show; if there's any chance you can catch it before it closes, please go!

hannahscregg 15 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Fantastic performances from the whole cast. Suranne Jones, Jason Watkins and Nina Sosanya are just incredible and they really perf... More

albuspotter 5"11, 131 reviews, 11 helpful votes

Fantastic performances from the whole cast. Suranne Jones, Jason Watkins and Nina Sosanya are just incredible and they really performed the piece with dignity and no holding back.

albuspotter 5"11, 131 reviews, 11 helpful votes

I had been really looking forward to this, but was ultimately left feeling unsatisfied. I found all of the characters unlikeable, ... More

harrymann 1 review, 0 helpful votes

I had been really looking forward to this, but was ultimately left feeling unsatisfied. I found all of the characters unlikeable, with the lead actually coming across as quite amateurish until the last 20 mins when she showed some real emotional range. I wouldn't say it is a psychological thriller. There are no twists and nothing too clever about the production. It was ok at best and not one that I would recommend I'm afraid.

harrymann 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Saw “Frozen”. Incredible performances from all of the cast. Harrowing subject material, but mesmerising. Cast seemed genuinely tou... More

leepeddie 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Saw “Frozen”. Incredible performances from all of the cast. Harrowing subject material, but mesmerising. Cast seemed genuinely touched by their much deserved standing ovation at the end. See it while you can.

leepeddie 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Good drama with some gripping intense moments. Stage set and lighting are good - simple and effective. Acting wise - Jason Watkins... More

ohmrli 43 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Good drama with some gripping intense moments. Stage set and lighting are good - simple and effective. Acting wise - Jason Watkins is very good in my opinion.

ohmrli 43 reviews, 0 helpful votes