The Snow Queen

The RoundTheatre

A brand new Nick Lane adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale.


By Hans Christian Andersen
Directed by Paul Robinson
Adapted by Nick Lane
Music by Simon Slater
Choreography by Erin Carter
Designed by Helen Coyston
Lighting designed by Paul Stear

Price: From £10

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3 December - 30 December 2020

As kids, Gerda and Kay shared adventures on an almost hourly basis. They’d live them, tell their friends about them, make up another and off they’d go. And one of those adventures was more amazing than all the rest. It went beyond the wood at the bottom of Kay’s garden, beyond the school – beyond even Scarborough – to a land of talking crows, singing flowers and a mysterious Queen on a throne of ice. In a word, it was unforgettable.

But not for Kay. He can’t remember a thing about it.

Not a problem you might think, but the mysterious Snow Queen vowed she would return one day to take her revenge on the boy who has forgotten her… and this Christmas, she’s back.

Aided by some old school friends, Gerda must re-tell the whole story to help Kay recall what happened. If he can’t remember before the first flakes of Christmas snow hit the seafront, Kay will fall under the wicked Queen’s spell forever!

Can she do it? Well, with the help of the wonderful Scarborough audience she just might!  

The team that brought you all Treasure Island, Alice in Wonderland and A Scarborough Christmas Carol are back with a brand new version of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale.

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

Yes, yes and possibly not. In that order.


Thursday 3 December 2020, 7.00pm

Friday 4 December 2020, 7.00pm

Saturday 5 December 2020, 1.00pm

Monday 7 December 2020, 10.00am

Tuesday 8 December 2020, 7.00pm

Wednesday 9 December 2020, 10.00am

Thursday 10 December 2020, 10.00am

Friday 11 December 2020, 11.00am

Friday 11 December 2020, 7.00pm

Saturday 12 December 2020, 1.00pm

Saturday 12 December 2020, 6.00pm

Monday 14 December 2020, 10.00am

Tuesday 15 December 2020, 10.00am

Wednesday 16 December 2020, 10.00am

Thursday 17 December 2020, 10.00am

Thursday 17 December 2020, 7.00pm

Friday 18 December 2020, 7.00pm

Saturday 19 December 2020, 1.00pm

Saturday 19 December 2020, 6.00pm

Monday 21 December 2020, 1.00pm

Monday 21 December 2020, 7.00pm

Tuesday 22 December 2020, 1.00pm

Tuesday 22 December 2020, 7.00pm

Wednesday 23 December 2020, 1.00pm

Wednesday 23 December 2020, 7.00pm

Thursday 24 December 2020, 1.00pm

Saturday 26 December 2020, 6.00pm

Sunday 27 December 2020, 1.00pm

Tuesday 29 December 2020, 1.00pm

Tuesday 29 December 2020, 7.00pm

Wednesday 30 December 2020, 1.00pm

Wednesday 30 December 2020, 7.00pm

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