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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.

Performance dates: 05 May 2018 - 05 May 2018

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including an interval)

Age recommendation: Suitable for 15+

Special notice: 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.

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SeatPlan Recommends: Seats throughout the Theatre Royal Haymarket offer good views, with the best available in the Royal Circle and the middle of the Stalls. Due to very good rakes, you can see well above those in front of you.

Those searching for bargains should aim for the very ends of rows in the Royal Circle, as they offer angled but clear views of the stage. Only sit in the Balcony if on a tight budget, as views are distant and seats are benches!

Latest audience reviews

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

susanclements 05 May 2018

I booked this show to see Suranne Jones, unfortunately she was sick so her understudy took over, Roisin Rae. She was very good but by far the best was Jason Watkins he showed what a good actor he is, playing such an unsavoury character convincingly.

susanclements 05 May 2018

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

Queenie Top 200 reviewer22 Apr 2018

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 Top 200 reviewer22 Apr 2018

Phenomenal and heartfelt show that made me cry more than once. Wish it had been on for longer as it was... More

eddiet 26 Sep 2018

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 tickets with a student discount last minute for seats that are normally the most expensive in the theatre. BRILLIANT show, excellent seats, fabulous price.

eddiet 26 Sep 2018

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

caz83 Top 200 reviewer05 Dec 2018
laurenmaytheatre Top 50 reviewer29 Jun 2018

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

MaryP 22 Jun 2018

The show was great, despite Suranne Jones falling ill just before the end of the first act. The interval was called early, and after that her understudy, Roisin Rae, completed the first act before there was another quick break, and then Roisin completed the second part. I can honestly say, with no disrespect to Suranne intended, that Roisin was on a par with her, and that there was no noticeable difference in the quality of the performance. I feel very lucky to have witnessed both the star and the understudy in the same performance. The play itself was hard work in that the subject matter - the abduction, rape and murder of a child - was bleak and heartbreaking, but it was interesting and made some very pertinent points, particularly with regard to people's moral compasses - there was a clever twist at the end. Not the play to go for if you're in the mood for something lighthearted and playful, but if you can stomach the subject matter it will keep you pondering long after you've seen it. Note: this play contains swearing. There was plentiful use of the F-word which barely got a reaction, but the few instances of the C-word showed that it still retains its power to shock - there was an audible murmur around the theatre whenever it was used.

MaryP 22 Jun 2018
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