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

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About the show

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+

Dates and times

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

Location and map

Theatre Royal Haymarket
London, SW1Y 4HT

69 Reviews Add review

I booked this show to see Suranne Jones, unfortunately she was sick so her understudy took over, Roisin Rae. She was very good but... More

susanclements 5ft 3, 78 reviews, 1 helpful vote

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

Queenie 5'2, 78 reviews, 41 helpful votes

Phenomenal and heartfelt show that made me cry more than once. Wish it had been on for longer as it was astonishing. Also, I got the... More

eddiet 21 reviews, 0 helpful votes

One of the 5 worst things i have seen this year. Couldn't wait for it to finish.

caz83 5’10, 120 reviews, 2 helpful votes

laurenmaytheatre 5"7, 376 reviews, 10 helpful votes

The show was great, despite Suranne Jones falling ill just before the end of the first act. The interval was called early, and after... More

MaryP 5' 0", 9 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A disturbing, but interesting watch. Excellent performances from the three main actors, particularly Jason Watkins as a creepy and... More

emilykirsten 5’3, 265 reviews, 4 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... More

u2fancat 5'6'', 93 reviews, 2 helpful votes

laurenmaytheatre 5"7, 376 reviews, 10 helpful votes