The Snow Queen, Polka Theatre, Wimbledon, London
November 19 2010- February 5 2011

by Hans Christian Anderson, adapted by Mike Kenny
Directed by Jon Lloyd, Designed by Miriam Nabarro,
Animation design by Paddy Molloy, Lighting by Philip Gladwell
Composed by Julian Butler

"Tapping the rich seam of imagery that conveys a coldly logical adult world at odds with the redemptive innocence of childhood...The glittering, ice-cold world of the Snow Queen is conjured through lighting, sound effects and animation design - frost crystals are illuminated on a backlit screen, heart-freezing shards of an enchanted mirror are picked out on whitewashed floorboards....it’s the arresting visual tricks and romantic sweep of Julian Butler’s music that create the real drama in this snowbound story for Christmas. " The Stage, Nov 29 2010

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 Each piece is as bad as the whole..     
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 Story One: Once Upon A Time     
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 The Roses grow, they fade away...     
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 The Evil Magician's Mirror     
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 The shards cover the earth     
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 Story 2: Kai and the Snow Queen     
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 ... Kai is wrapped in her cloak     
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 Gerda travels to find Kai     
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 Story 3: The Flower Woman      
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 Story 4: The Princesses Chamber     
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 Story 4: Crow's Story     
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 Story 6: The Northern Lights     
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 Story 6: Gerda in a snowstorm     
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 Story 6: Kai and the Snow Queen     
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 Story 7: Solving the puzzle     
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 Nothing Lasts for ever: not roses..   .. not snowflakes, not childhood 
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