Children show based on hit film Frozen cancelled at Stamford Corn Exchange

A children's show due to be performed at Stamford Corn Exchange this weekend has been cancelled after Disney lawyers got involved.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 16th February 2016, 11:33 am
Updated Wednesday, 17th February 2016, 8:14 am
Freezing which is coming to Stamford Corn Exchange this month.
Freezing which is coming to Stamford Corn Exchange this month.

Freezing – An Icy Adventure was due to take to the stage on Sunday as a special half term treat for youngsters.

The adaptation of the hit film Frozen, which was also scheduled for venues in Coventry and Manchester, was set to feature an array of songs from the popular movie including Let It Go, Love Is An Open Door, and Do You Want To Build A Snowman as well as dancing, games and “frosty fun”.

But directors had to pull the plug on the performance after Disney’s legal bosses got in touch to say they didn’t have permission to use the songs.

Judith Mackie, from the Stamford Corn Exchange, said that promoters believed that they were covered by PRS (Performing Rights Society) for Music, which “promotes and protects” the value of copyright.

She said: “The promoters are now pulling the show from all venues. Fortunately we have another show - Treasure Island - booked for children to enjoy during the half term holidays.

“It is really unfortunate as the show was selling quite well. Lots of little girls were going to be coming along dressed as princesses to enjoy the show, so we are very sad for them.”

Judith said those who had booked tickets for Freezing would be contacted and their money refunded.

Treasure Island is due to be shown at The Corn Exchange on Thursday at 2pm. For tickets call the box office on 01780 766455.