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Directed by Jonathan Munby 

One sunny evening a young girl walks to visit her Grandma, she never arrives…

Frozen is a play written by Bryony Lavery. A psychological thriller about a girl that goes missing, it had successful runs both in Broadway and Off-broadway, being nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play in 2004 and earned a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play (Brian F. O'Byrne).

Starring Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster, Scott & Bailey), Jason Watkins (Line of Duty, Taboo, W1A) and Nina Sosanya (W1A, Last Tango in Halifax), Frozen will play for a limited 12 week run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from Friday 9 February 2018.


What Is Frozen About?

FROZEN is a play set in England, and it has 3 main characters. It starts with each character's own version of the story, but soon the audience is presented with the intertwining of their stories, as they connect with one another over a very important and painful event. This starts an 'unfreezing' process between them, as they learn about forgiveness and compassion.

Frozen was first staged at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in 1998, when it won a prestigious Barclay Award for Best New Play. It then made its debut at the Royal National Theatre in 2002, before transferring to New York for an Off-Broadway and Broadway run respectively, where it was received well by critics and audiences.

The writer Bryony Lavery is know for being skilled at approaching uncomfortable subjects with warmth, tenderness, some sense of humour and compassion. 

The Guardian reviewed the play as "a big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable.". The New York Times called it a "humane and intelligent drama".


Haymarket. SW1Y 4HT.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges after purchase.


The duration of the show is approx 2 hours and 30 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

Good To Know

The appearance of any particular artist cannot be guaranteed. If in doubt please check with the Box Office before booking.

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email. Please print this email and bring it with you and present to the Box Office. We recommend you arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before the show.

Suitable For Children

Suitable for age 15+. The play contains very strong language and content that some may find disturbing. 

When Can I Go

Friday 9th February – 5th May 2018 

Monday 7.30pm Tuesday 7.30pm Wednesday 7.30pm Thursday 3pm & 7.30pm Friday 7.30pm Saturday 3pm & 7.30pm 

Where Do I Go

Theatre Royal Haymarket, 18 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HT. 

By Tube: Piccadilly Circus; Leicester Square or Charing Cross Tube Station

Theatre Royal Haymarket

Haymarket. SW1Y 4HT.

Latest customer reviews

  • Frozen

    11 May 2018

    Was so disappointed not to see Suranne Jones as she was the very reason I booked tickets, having no idea what the play was about. However, my disappointment did not last for long as Jason Watkins was absolutely amazing, he drew me in within the first 5 minutes. Understudy did an amazing performance.

    Pam Watt Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • See This!!

    9 May 2018

    A thoughful and engrossing play by an accomplished playwright excellently served by a talented and conscientious cast. It is a genuine accomplishment to be able to address difficult material in a manner that evokes compassion and thought rather than shock and distress. I have already recommended the play to both friends and strangers.

    et Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Brilliant!

    9 May 2018

    A harrowing and chilling subject. Was disappointed not to see Suranne Jones but her understudy was brilliant. Jason Watkins was outstanding as the terrifying child killer. Brilliant!

    Susan Stanford Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Frozen - Jason Watkins... Lacking Suranne Jones!

    8 May 2018

    Having booked these tickets months in advance as an avid fan of Suranne Jones and her previous work, I was exceptionally disappointed to find out on arrival that she was sick and would not be performing. One can appreciate that illness occurs but not being informed until arriving at the theatre is unacceptable. Though I appreciate Suranne's understudy had a very difficult task, to try and please hundreds of disappointed fans, sadly her acting skills were far below par! With an awful accent and forced monologue during scenes, I felt like I could have done a better job myself! The only partial saving grace was Jason Watkins. He delivered difficult material in an exceptional manner, managing to engage an otherwise despondent audience. I would not recommend this play. Themes of child abduction and rape made all the more difficult by poor acting by all but one members of the cast!

    B Edwards Confirmed ticket purchaser

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