The Snow Queen

A hilarious and joyous show in the heart of magically festive Chester Running from
Last event: Sunday 15 January at 5pm
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Part of: Christmas at Storyhouse, Accessible Performances

Join us at Storyhouse in the heart of Chester’s Christmas markets for a magical show for the whole family!

Adventure to the mystical, frozen north in this unforgettable tale that celebrates the power of family and friendship. Join little Gerda on her epic journey through the seasons to save her best friend Cei from the icy clutches of The Snow Queen, meeting pouting princes and tap-dancing reindeers along the way!

The Snow Queen is 2 hours long including a 15 minute interval.

You can live stream / watch recorded shows at home here.
This Christmas we’ll be providing care homes with FREE streams/recorded performances, find out more here.

Accessible shows:
• Audio-Described Show: Sunday 18 December 2pm
Touch Tour – 1pm
• Caption-Subtitled Show: Wednesday 21 December 6pm
• BSL-interpreted Show: Sunday 18 December 2pm
• Relaxed Show: Friday 6 January 2023 10.30am
Find out more about accessible shows here.

Here’s what the first audiences thought:

A Storyhouse Originals production
Based on the book by Hans Christian Andersen
Adapted by Charles Way
Directed by Hannah Noone

Read the cast and creative biographies here.


Approx 120 mins

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