Plays Directory : The Snow Queen

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Hans Christian Andersen
  • Written
    1884
  • Overview
    Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale, first published in 1884 is a classic tale of the triumph of good over evil. It is often adapted, sometimes with music, as a children's play.

    A wicked mirror that has the power to distort all it reflects falls to earth. Kai is playing with his sister Gerda, when a shaft of the glass pierces his eye and freezes his heart.

    'Bad' Kai is then enchanted and kidnapped by the beautiful but cruel Snow Queen who takes him on her sleigh to her palace of ice.

    Gerda then embarks on a quest to save him . Her adventure takes her across mountains and rivers and she encounters a band of robber bandits. It is a friendly woodpigeon who leads her to the palace.

    She finds Kai in the vast, empty white palace. He is surrounded by shards of ice as he tries to solve a puzzle set for him by the Snow Queen. Gerda throws her arms around him and weeps. He then starts to cry and his tears dislodge the piece of mirror from his eye, setting him free. The children solve the puzzle, spelling the word 'Eternity' from the shards. Gerda and Kai then run from the palace and back home...where they live happily ever after.

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3 known characters

14 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Will Jones
Will Jones
Musical Director
2016, Musical Director
Carriage works Theatre
Jerome van den Berghe
Jerome van den Berghe
Musical Director
2015, Musical Director (Keys, Accordion and Guitar)
Nuffield Theatre, Southampton
Jo Lakin
Jo Lakin
Set Designer
2007, Musical Director
Charles Cryer Theatre.

Alternative Names

Snow Queen