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The Snow Queen

By Hans Christian Andersen
Adapted by Nick Lane


Let the theatre come to you this Christmas with a Snow Queen like you’ve never seen before – a one-woman whirlwind of a show, available to enjoy in the comfort of your home.

This brand new film of our sell-out Christmas show will be available to rent until midnight on 15 February. Tickets cost just £12, and allow access to the movie for a week.

Watch the trailer below, or jump straight in and click 'Rent £12' to purchase and get watching! [If you can't see the Rent button please use this link]

The process is very straightforward but if you're unsure, have a read of our 'How to Watch' guide below.

Gerda and Kai are best friends – they share everything together – sweets, jokes, games and stories – especially ones about the mysterious 'Lady in the Sky' who lives in a faraway palace made of ice. And some of the stories are silly, and some are a bit spooky, but they are only stories. Aren’t they?

When Kai disappears after seeing a strange shape above the clouds, Gerda knows it’s all real. The Snow Queen has got her best mate and only she can rescue him… by travelling to a world of weirdness and wonderment known as the Other Scarborough before he freezes forever.

With the help of a grumpy reindeer, a Goth raven, a bunch of talking flowers, some unwise wisewomen (and the audience!), she might just make it – but what does the Snow Queen have in store for her once she does?

The team behind Treasure Island, Alice in Wonderland and A (Scarborough) Christmas Carol return with a brand-new adventure!

Featuring the incredible talents of SJT favourite Polly Lister (The Rise & Fall of Little Voice, Di and Viv and Rose), creating a cast of thousands to delight and amuse, this is Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale as you’ve never seen it before.

Will it be ridiculous? Will there be brilliant songs? Will you look at hedgehogs in the same way again?

Yes, yes and possibly not. In that order.

Age guidance: 5+
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“exciting, fun, crammed with seasonal joy”
Northern Soul

“a tour de force from Polly Lister, directed with a sure touch and a taste for the unexpected by Paul Robinson”
The Reviews Hub

“magical, mischievous, moving… outstanding creativity”

“a brilliant performance”
West End Best Friend

“a one-woman whirlwind”
The Guardian

“Even my icy heart melted at the sight of this charming Snow Queen”

"The perfect wintry afternoon entertainment for kids at homeschool"

“The set is fantastic, there are puppets, props, great jokes for all ages, songs, fun and much more.”

Scarborough & Whitby Mumbler

“I was breathless from the first ten minutes”
The Yorkshire Times

“a very likeable, fast-paced show that will please right through the Christmas season”
The Scarborough News

“absolutely hilarious and amazing and I would definitely, 100% recommend”
Coast & County Radio

Directed by Paul Robinson
Film produced by Daniel Abell
Design by Helen Coyston
Music, lyrics and sound design by Simon Slater
Movement and puppet direction by Gemma Fairlie
Lighting & video design by Paul Stear
Associate Director - Chelsey Gillard
Casting Director - Sarah Hughes CDG

Thanks to the government's Culture Recovery Fund 

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funded by
Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough
Discover Yorkshire Coast