Rehearsal images have been released for the Rose Theatre Kingston’s upcoming production of The Snow Queen. Here’s a glimpse of what has been happening…
The Rose Theatre’s 2019 festive production of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale has been adapted and directed for the stage by Ciaran McConville. It will begin performances at the theatre on the 6th December.
The cast for the production is set to include: Helena Blackman (The Snow Queen), Roger May (Dad/Father Christmas), Davina Moon (Freya), Parisa Shahmir (Gerda) and Jack Wolfe (Kai) as well as a cast of local young actors from Rose Youth Theatre.
Tucked away in a long forgotten corner of the city is an orphanage. Here Gerda discovers that she is no ordinary teenager, but a Child of Magic, hidden from the reaches of the evil Snow Queen. When she shows her powers to her best friend Kai, she unwittingly reveals their whereabouts. Kai is lured away, and Gerda must journey to the Frozen North into the Queen’s clutches to save him.
Her perilous adventure includes an unlikely pirate captain and a talking reindeer called Bancu, secretive elves and vicious trolls. As the Snow Queen rallies her forces, Gerda must learn the true nature of her magic powers to save Christmas and rescue Kai.
This new version of The Snow Queen is set to include set design by David Farley, costume design by Peter Todd, lighting design by Charlie Morgan Jones, sound design by Ella Wahlström, choreography by Aimee Leigh, puppet design by Oliver Hymans and Music & Lyrics, Orchestrations & Musical Direction by Eamonn O’Dwyer.
The Snow Queen will play at the Rose Theatre in Kingston from the 6th December until the 5th January.