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The Snow Queen – from Saturday 30 November

Sat 30 November 2019 - Sun 8 December 2019 at The Sydenham Centre
Show(s) at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm
Show lasts approximately 30 minutes, suitable for families with children of all ages.

Tickets: PAY WHAT YOU CAN (suggested minimum donation adults £3, £2 children aged 3+). Note: tickets are not pre-bookable.

SPONTANEOUS PRODUCTIONS in association with KIRKDALE BOOKSHOP and SEE3 presents:

About the Show

Hans Christian Andersen’s
THE SNOW QUEEN

After its hugely popular Christmas shows in 2017 (The Snowman and the Christmas Fairy) and 2018 (Cinderella) Sydenham’s acclaimed professional theatre company is back this year with its biggest and most magical show yet!

When an evil Hobgoblin’s magical mirror shatters into millions of pieces, one young boy’s life is transformed forever. Taken by the Snow Queen to her icy palace, Kay seems destined to stay her prisoner for all time – unless his best friend, the brave and fearless Gerda, can rescue him from the Snow Queen’s clutches. Join Gerda on her magical quest to find Kay – including adventures along the way with argumentative crows, two hapless robbers and a dancing snowman!

Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale was the inspiration for Disney’s Frozen – so expect amazing songs from the company’s regular composer Paul Tornbohm, fabulous dance routines choreographed by Hjalmar Nordén and wonderful costumes from Jackie Poulett (Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio). The cast includes Spontaneous regulars Shireenah Ingram (last seen as Cinderella) as The Snow Queen, Hjalmar Nordén (Prince Charming) as Hans Christian Andersen, William Hastings (Buttons) as Kay and Jimand Allotey (Anansi, The Blue Fairy) as Gerda. The script is co-written by brother and sister writing team Jonathan & Lucy Kaufman, and directed & produced by Jonathan Kaufman.

THREE SHOW DAYS ONLY!
Performances at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. Show lasts approx 30 mins
– Saturday 30 November
– Saturday 7 December
– Sunday 8 December

PLEASE NOTE THE SHOW IS NOT PRE-BOOKABLE. WE CAN SEAT UP TO 120 PEOPLE PER PERFORMANCE. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO ENSURE ENTRY.

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The Cast

JIMAND ALLOTEY as Gerda
WILLIAM HASTINGS as Kay
SHIREENAH INGRAM as The Snow Queen
and HJALMAR NORDÉN as Hans Christian Andersen

The Audience Reviews

Audience comments about The Snow Queen:

  • “Wonderful”
  • “Fantastic”
  • “Great show!”
  • “Brilliant!”
  • “Really good!”
  • “Lovely to have local events”

The Credits

Adapted by JONATHAN KAUFMAN and LUCY KAUFMAN
Original songs and music by PAUL TORNBOHM
Costumes by JACKIE POULETT
Design team SHARON KATANKA, JOANNA SEK

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