The Snow Queen

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The Snow Queen

Smock Alley Theatre, Monday 5th December - Friday 23rd December 2016

Based on the original fairy-tale by Hans Christian Andersen and written by Ian Toner (Winner of the Fishamble New Writing Award 2016)

Gerda and Kay live in a watery town in a watery world. Some time ago, there occurred on Earth a seismic event known as ‘The Melting,' and since then there has not been a single flake of snow nor a single cube of ice. As such, Christmas has been cancelled. Forever.

When the ever curious Kay delves too deeply into the dark and potentially deadly world of the mysterious Snow Queen, he disappears, and Gerda is forced to go out into a dangerous and unforgiving world in search of her best friend.

Along the way she will meet killer whales, cut-throat pirates, and a once-famous dynamic Christmas gift giving duo called Nick and Rudolpho.

This new adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytale re-imagines this timeless story for the modern world. A fiercely funny and highly energetic production, it utilises puppetry and song to bring this sprawling adventure bursting to life. It also illuminates the very modern relevance of Andersen’s quintessential story of good vs. evil, and man’s relationship with the natural world.

Adapted by: Ian Toner

Directed by: Sarah Finlay

Cast: Clodagh Mooney Duggan, John Doran, Nessa Matthews, John Merriman, Aislinn O’Byrne + Gerard Adlum

Set + Costume design: Molly O’Cathain

Lighting design: Bill Woodland

Sound Design: Jack Cawley

Age guideline 7+

Running time 1hr 45 mins including interval


Enjoy a festive seasonal meal (with a drink) prepared by our resident chef ahead of selected performances of The Snow Queen!

Sitting @ 6pm  | Tickets:  €30 Adult / €25 Child (price includes ticket to the show)

This offer is only available with The Snow Queen @ 6pm on the dates listed below …

Thu 8 Dec | Fri 9 Dec | Sat 10 Dec | Thu 15 Dec | Fri 16 Dec | Sat 17 Dec | Thu 22 Dec | Fri 23 Dec

You can also avail of a special Family Ticket which is €60 for 4 people.

Monday 5th December - Friday 23rd December 2016
7.30pm / Matinee 2.30pm
€18 / €15 Concession
Smock Alley Theatre, 1662, Exchange Street Lower, Ireland

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