MYTH, LEGEND AND FANTASY COMBINE
IN THIS SPELLBINDING STORY, TOLD IN
TRUE PANTOMIME TRADITION

She sweeps through the streets on snowy nights, looking in at the windows, her breath leaving strange icy patterns on the glass.  “Yes, I’ve seen them”, says Gerda, but little does she know her best friend, Kai is about to be spirited away to the evil Snow Queen’s Ice Palace. 

And so, as the spring thaw arrives, Gerda's quest begins – an adventurous journey from Denmark to the frozen north, passing through every season and encountering a host of colourful characters, providing more smaller roles and Chorus parts than any other script in this series. 

This is a true pantomime rendition, unusual for this title, so panto traditions are upheld, whilst fun and frolics abound!

"...We had a fantastic time with your version of The Snow Queen.  After seven consecutive years using your scripts, we consider this to be our best pantomime so far and one of your funniest scripts!"  (Horbury Pageant Players)

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EXCERPT FROM SCRIPT

8 main principal characters
7 smaller parts + 4 cameo roles
Plenty of involvement for Chorus and Dancers
4 main full-stage sets
plus 4 half-stage scenes

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AMATEUR STAGE MAGAZINE WROTE ...

“…The Snow Queen is faced with a catastrophe of the modern age – global warming.  As someone who would like it to be winter all year round, this is a disaster and she instructs the audience that they must not, under any circumstances, mention global warming in her presence.  This is almost guaranteed to ensure that they shout it out every time she appears on the stage!

Hans then takes up the story.  The Snow Queen’s tears of anger freeze and form an icy lens through which she can view the world, but she is so evil that the tears have produced a distorted view and she sees only the worst in everything.  But then there is a terrible storm and the icy lens smashes into a thousand pieces that swirl around in the wind.

Gran’s granddaughter is Gerda, whose best friend, Kai, gets one of the fragments from the lens in his eye.  Gerda goes off to find him, then Gran and Gerda’s dimwit cousin, Helmut, set off to find Gerda! 

They are all aided by a raven called Caw, who has endless delicious puns based around his name, and they all pass through a Swedish hippy commune before reaching the Snow Queen’s Palace.  They succeed in melting the Snow Queen’s heart and we can be assured that everyone will live happily ever after.

I enjoyed this script very much.  It is well-written with plenty of puns and silliness for the little ones, but with plenty to amuse the adults as well.  The author has resisted the urge to use double-entendres to please the grown-ups but has, instead, created some genuinely funny situations – the hippy commune being particularly good.  There is even an educational element amongst all the high jinks, so this really is a panto that has everything!”