Casting has been announced for Park Theatre's festive family adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's classic: The Snow Queen this December 2019.
Focusing on the origins of the Queen who brings endless winter, the cast includes: Frances Marshall (The Snow Queen), Ayesha Casely-Hayford (Gerda), Esmonde Cole (Cei/Fred), Sarah-Louise Young (Grandmother/ Mrs D/ Lily), Justin Brett (Mr Goodman, Daffodil/ Bae the reindeer), Paula James (Elisa, Mrs Flynn, Snowdrop, Princess Frederica) and Matt Cavendish (John/ Bindweed / Robber Queen). The production is adapted by Charles Way, directed by Abigail Anderson and designed by Gregor Donnelly. The Snow Queen runs at the Park Theatre, London from 4 December 2019 – 4 January 2020.
Based on the original 1844 story by the renowned fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen, this story follows Gerda as she goes on an epic quest through the seasons to save her best friend Cei before she loses him to endless winter. With the help of bickering flowers, overworked teachers, confused princes and princesses, a talking reindeer and, of course, snowball fights, the pair just might be ready to grow up after all.
From the ice-cold heart of winter, through to a knitted world of yarn-bombed spring, the team behind Park Theatre’s 2018/19 family hit Peter Pan – Winter Snow Ltd and J Clare Productions (with two Olivier award-winning shows to their name) – are delighted to be joining forces with Park Theatre to bring families this delightful adaptation of a classic winter’s tale.