The Snow Queen (Nicol)

by  Ron Nicol, Hans Christian Andersen

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Gerda, a little girl, searches for her friend Kai when he is bewitched and imprisoned by the Snow Queen in her ice palace.

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  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Skilfully adapted from the famous original story by Hans Christian Andersen, this is the story of Gerda, a little girl who searches for her friend Kai when he is bewitched and imprisoned by the Snow Queen in her ice palace. Gerda's innocence charms all good people and animals she meets on the way. They help her to the royal court, and on to Lapland, where good conquers evil and the children are reunited.

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Reviews

"A lovely script." - Redditch Standard

"A fairy-tale treat!" - Arts Archive

"A delight for family audience!" - Scene One

"Magical!" - Stourbridge News

"Spellbinding!" -  Lowestoft Journal

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: The story takes on an open stage with minimal changes to suggest Grandmother's home in Denmark, the Enchantress's garden, a palace exterior, a forest, Lapland, Finland, and the Snow Queen's ice palace.
  • Additional Features: Audience Participation/Interactive

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Room for Extras

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Authors

Ron Nicol

Ron Nicol is an award-winning Scottish playwright published in the UK, the USA, and the Netherlands, with more than fifty titles - one act dramas and comedies, one act plays for young people, full length plays, and pantomimes. His work has been produced in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong ...

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Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales make up a necessary componenant to any collection of fairy tales. In fact, Andersen's life was like a fairy tale in many ways. Out of the poverty, hardship, and loneliness of his youth, he came to be one of the most honored men of his time. Many of the more than 16 ...

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First presented by Glenrothes Theatre Company in Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland in 1996.

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