It feels like a long time since I performed a solo concert in London so when the opportunity to play at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane came along, I knew it was the perfect venue for my show. I’ve been playing eight shows a week there in Frozen and it’s become a second home and what a beautiful home it is! I feel very lucky to perform Elsa every week on that glorious stage and to now be bringing my own show to this historic venue is a real ‘pinch me’ moment!! Since my last London show, I have performed on Broadway, in Japan and of course in Arendelle!! I was also delighted to release my album ‘Into The Unknown’ last year.
Samantha’s stunning new album Into the Unknown is the first studio release from exciting new musical theatre label Westway. The album focuses on modern musicals, and Samantha has chosen 12 of her favourite tracks from shows and films that she has seen in recent years. The album showcases why Samantha is one of the most sought-after performers on both sides of the pond. Stand out tracks include Heart of Stone (SIX), Let Me Be Your Star (SMASH), a duet with her Frozen co-star Stephanie McKeon, and the title track Into the Unknown (FROZEN 2).
‘I wanted to really celebrate musical theatre with some of my favourite songs from shows and musical films I have seen and loved recently. I wanted to focus on more modern musicals as we really are in a fantastic new ‘Golden Era’ of musical theatre with composers such as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pasek & Paul, Glen Ballard and not forgetting of course the writers of ‘Frozen’ Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez who have been taking Broadway by storm these past 10 years!’ – Samantha Barks
- Into The Unknown (From Frozen 2)
- Heart Of Stone (From Six)
- Never Enough (From The Greatest Showman)
- How Far I’ll Go (From Moana)
- Reflection (From Mulan)
- Waving Through a Window (from Dear Evan Hansen)
- Only Us (Feat. Ramin Karimloo) (From Dear Evan Hansen)
- I’d Rather be Me (From Mean Girls)
- With You (From Ghost)
- Let Me Be Your Star (Feat. Stephanie McKeon) (From Smash)
- Falling Slowly (From Once)
- Mary Jane (From Jagged Little Pill)
Samantha singing Into The Unknown on All Star Musicals on ITV1 on Boxing Day 2021.
‘What a powerhouse of a voice! I was blown away from the first track all the way through this absolutely wonderful album. ’ – Musical Theatre Review
‘Into The Unknown is a flawless album, never putting a foot wrong with a range of songs that have been perfectly arranged to suit Samantha Barks’ talents perfectly. An album to have on repeat.’ – Love London Love Culture