The Snow Queen

A highly visual, musical production for families that involves the audience in a unique and thrilling way…

Join the mischievous sprites as they artfully recreate the story of Gerda and Kaj, transporting the audience from an icey landscape, through floral glades, palace towers, deep forests and gloomy caves to a glittering and shattering conclusion.

“The snow flakes grew bigger and bigger; at last they looked like huge white wolves; suddenly they sprang aside. The big sleigh stopped, and the one who was driving stood up. It was a lady so tall and straight, so shining white. It was the Snow Queen.”

Audience Feedback

"A vibrant, participatory treat for anyone with younger children."

Susan Darlington, Morning Star

"It was an absolutely enthralling performance!"

Fran Brooks and her 5 year old son, Luca for Babyworld.



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… audience participation is not merely limited to shouting out. The kids take to the stage for sleigh-rides, play games of ring-a-roses in an enchanted garden, and even enact a solemn coronation ceremony for a new generation of snow monarchs.

Alfred Hickling, The Guardian

Show Credits

Writers: Jan Jeans and Natasha Holmes
Director: Natasha Holmes
Composer / Musical Director: Michael Szpakowski
Designer: Sophia Lovell Smith
Visual artist/Design Assistant: Helen Thomas
Lighting Designer: Lars Jensen
Assistant Director: Deborah Sanderson
Stage Manager: Rebecca Watson
Costume Assistant/dresser: Izabella Moxon
Original Cast: Julia Gwynne, Susan Momoko Hingley, Jake England-Johns, Derek Elwood, Hannah Waters
Photography: Gavin Joynt
Film promo: Richard Swainson

Show Info

Created in collaboration with the Civic, Barnsley and Lawrence Batley theatre, Huddersfield. The original production was presented in the main house at both – The Civic, Barnsley and the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield for Christmas 2011.

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