The Snow Queen


SKU: 978-1-906582-40-1 Categories: , , Product ID: 5377


The Snow Queen

Original by Hans Christian Anderson

Adapted for the stage by Neil Duffield

  • Acclaimed musical stage version of The Snow Queen is a hit with theatres in the UK and abroad.
  • This timeless classic is brought to life for the 21st century by award-winning children’s playwright Neil Duffield.
  • Seasonal favourite published in time for Christmas productions which also makes a great gift.


This vibrant adaptation of beloved children’s author Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen stays true in plot to the original and is ideal for use in schools, amateur groups, youth theatre groups, etc.

A great Christmas tale for all the family.


“…Children’s theatre at its best – and there is enough to keep the adults entertained too.” The Times

“…Full of frost bright colours, crunchy tunes and tangy originality … a quality show for children … so potent that ancient symbols really seemed to work in new ways…” The Guardian

“…Simple, unaffected theatrical magic…about keeping faith with your beliefs.” The Sunday Times

“… A sizzling seasonal show to melt the hearts of the whole family…great Christmas entertainment. What more could you ask?” Manchester Evening News

About the author
Neil Duffield has worked as a full-time professional playwright for over thirty five years and has written more than sixty plays and adaptations which have been staged extensively in theatres throughout Britain and abroad. His play The Lost Warrior won the 1996 Arts Council England Children’s Award ‘for work which displays excellence, inspiration and innovation in children’s theatre.’Plays include The Machine Stops (for York Theatre Royal), A Christmas Carol (Bolton Octagon Theatre); Twice upon a Time (Dundee Rep), Dancing in my Dreams (Oxfordshire Theatre Company), The Minotaur and Leopard (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield); The Emperor and the Nightingale, The Firebird (Dukes Theatre, Lancaster); The Secret Garden (Polka Theatre for Children); and Talking with Angels (Quicksilver Theatre, London). The Lost Warrior (for The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster) won the 2006 Arts Council England Children’s Award for work which displays excellence, inspiration and innovation in children’s theatre. The Snow Queen, The Jungle Book, The Road to Glory, A Christmas Carol, The Emperor and the Nightingale, and the collection Plays for Youth Theatres and Large Casts are also published by Aurora Metro Books. Neil is married to freelance theatre director Eileen Murphy and lives in Bolton and enjoys spending as much time as possible with his four young


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