The Snow Queen at Park Theatre
Once upon a time in a land far, far away lived an ice-cold soul who led everyone astray. Clicking her fingers, sprinkling her dust, she enveloped all who disobeyed her in frost.
Best friends Cei (Esmonde Cole) and Gerda (Ayesha Casely Hayford) have it all: a bond to last a lifetime, a house to call home. But when the Snow Queen (Frances Marshall) threatens to sabotage the very ties that hold their friendship together, by making Cei a slave to her unruly desires, Gerda must act if she is to save her twin flame from the queen’s evil clutches and rekindle the closeness they once had.
Brimming with magic and colour, The Snow Queen is an action-packed, fun-filled treat that the whole family will come to enjoy. Tackling the themes of love, loss and grief in the most light-hearted of ways, the show paints a lifelike portrait of a world that is not so perfect, but one whose beauty lies in all its imperfections. Swinging between the fantastical and live-action, the production maintains its fairytale-like status whilst championing admirable human traits such as compassion and tenacity, giving the piece an educational edge, and enabling it to strike gold with parents who hope that their children will take away some vital life lessons after watching the performance.
Hilarious and heartwarming – particularly Justin Brett in his role as the narcissistic Daffodil, whose demeanour is a far cry from that of the gentle and caring Gerda – The Snow Queen is a prime example of a show in which love and kindness always prevail. There is singing; there is dancing, puppetry and a whole load of sparkle. Christmas has certainly arrived early at London’s Park Theatre. Catch it while you can.
Photo: Manuel Harlan
The Snow Queen is at Park Theatre from 4th December until 4th January 2020. For further information or to book visit the theatre’s website here.