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SHERMAN THEATRE'S CHRISTMAS SHOWTHE SNOW QUEEN This Christmas, Sherman Theatre presents the world premiere of a brand-new adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale The Snow Queen (29 Nov – 31 Dec) by acclaimed writer, lyricist, composer and musical director Conor Mitchell and directed by Tessa Walker.
Sherman Theatre’s Main House Christmas show has become one of Cardiff’s essential seasonal treats, presenting family favourites with an ensemble of actor musicians performing live on stage.
A favourite through the generations, The Snow Queen is an enchanting and sparkling tale. This production combines a spectacular set and costumes, superb storytelling, and a spellbinding original score to create a magical theatrical experience for everyone aged 7+.
The new adaptation has been created by writer, lyricist and composer Conor Mitchell. Conor has previously composed the music for Sherman Theatre’s Main House Christmas productions of The Wind in the Willows and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Conor creates innovative music theatre with The Belfast Ensemble of which he is Artistic Director. Conor’s bold contemporary opera, Abomination, A DUP Opera has just premiered to acclaim.
The Snow Queen will be directed by Tessa Walker, who in 2017 directed Birmingham Rep’s The One Hundred and One Dalmatians. She said, ‘The Snow Queen is a magical, moving and entertaining adventure bought to life by a hugely talented cast of actors, musicians and puppeteers. A newly commissioned adaptation with a brand-new epic score, this is a story of friendship, bravery and of light following the darkest of times.’
The Snow Queen is the story of Gerda who sets off an epic adventure to find her friend Kai. It’s a journey which will ultimately lead her to the Snow Queen’s palace. On her way she will meet extraordinary characters and visit magical places.
The actor musician ensemble will be performing live on stage, bringing to life the popular characters from the well-loved story. Playing the title role of The Snow Queen is Stephanie McConville (Little Shop of Horrors, Sell A Door Theatre Company). Anni Dafydd (The Ugly Duckling / Yr Hwyaden Fach Hyll, Sherman Theatre & Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru) will play Gerda and Ed Parry (Industry, HBO) will play Kai. The cast is completed by Rachel Nottingham (Between Us, The Mermaid), Hanna Jarman (The Magic Porridge Pot / Hud Y Crochan Uwd, Sherman Theatre; Merched Parcus, S4C which she also created and co-wrote), Jo Servi (The Color Purple, Curve Theatre & Birmingham Hippodrome), Morgan Llewelyn Jones (The Accident, Channel 4), and Grace O’Brien (35 Diwrnod, Boom Cymru).
A timeless tale with love and friendship at its heart means The Snow Queen is set to carry on the tradition of the Sherman being the perfect outing for families this Christmas.
For younger families, Sherman Theatre will be staging a new production of The Ugly Duckling / Yr Hwyaden Fach Hyll (2-31 December). Performed in English and in Welsh, this production (adapted by Katherine Chandler, translated by Mererid Hopwood and directed by Sara
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The Snow Queen Sherman Theatre Senghennydd Road, Cardiff,
CF24 4YE
29 Nov – 31 Dec 2019
Press Performance Tues 3 Dec – 7.00pm Tickets £16 - £26 (Previews £13 - £21) Children & Under 25s Half Price
By Hans Christian Andersen
Writer, Lyricist, Composer & Musical Director Conor Mitchell Director Tessa Walker
Designer Cecilia Carey
Lighting Designer Katy Morison
Casting Kay Magson CDG
Assistant Director Matthew Holmquist
The Ugly Duckling / Yr Hwyaden Fach Hyll
2-31 December 2019

Performed separately in English and Welsh
Tickets £9.50 / 029 2064 6900
Adapted by Katherine Chandler
Translated by Mererid Hopwood
Director Sara Lloyd
Designer (Supported by Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation) Rose Revitt Composer & Musical Director Dyfan Jones
Lighting Designer Ceri James
Cast Mari Beard, Tom Blumberg & Jed O’Reilly
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