The Snow Queen January 1975

The Snow Queen is a tale about two friends who are “not brother and sister, but are just as fond of each other as if they had been.” When the boy Kay catches a sliver of the demon’s magic mirror in his eye, he sees everything in the world as bad and twisted.
Fascinated by the mathematical beauty of the Snow Queen, he goes with her to her palace in the far frozen north. Gerde searches the world over to find her friend, and has several adventures along the way. With the help of a well-meaning crow, a rowdy robber girl, a wise reindeer, and a map from the Finland woman, she makes her way to the Snow Queens Palace.

The story is told with narration and dance to the music of Arcangelo Corelli, and holds a valuable lesson about holding strong to what you believe in.

 

Cast

The Storyteller – Barbara Clarke

Gerda – Susan Ritchie

Kay – Steve Norman

The Chancellor – David Mason

Gerda’s Grandmother – Maureen Walbey

The Snow Queen – Theresa Hoefling

Karl – Richard Chalkley

Klara – Angela White

Princess  – Christina Jill Johnston

Prince Klaus – Mike Foard

The King – Richard Bunn

The Robber Woman – Angela White

Wenki – Maggie Pearson

The Reindeer – Paul Riddy

 

Crew

Stage Manager – David Pitt

Lighting and Sound Effects – Bob Gilbert

Produced & Directed by Peter Jepson & Eric Usher