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The Snow Queen

Adapted from Hans Christian Andersen’s tale by Jenny Wake  

When Kaj is stolen away by the Snow Queen, his best friend Gerda sets out on a perilous journey to the North Pole, determined to find him and bring him home. Along the way she encounters a wicked band of grubby robbers, a garden of enchanted flowers, a prince and princess and their elegantly snobby courtiers, a feisty reindeer, some wise-cracking crows, a mysterious Arctic woman, an army of fierce snow warriors and, of course, the ice-cold Snow Queen.

The Snow Queen is about a young girl’s quest to rescue her friend. It is about the strength we each have inside us — the kind of courage we may not discover until we are most afraid. It is about the power of true friendship.

This enchanting production has been described by newspaper reviewers as “pure magic” and “a visual stunner”.


1 hour 5 minutes (approx)


Roles for 64 to 154 children

Age Range

Costumes best suited to ages 5-13


Janet Holborow


Debz Ruffell, Annie Forbes & Tim Denton


Mario Mazzorana, Jill of Aotearoa, Chris Edmonds & Christine Heaney

Calico’s standard resource package for The Snow Queen includes the script, performing rights, costumes, scenery, props and pre-recorded music.

$2,500 (incl. GST)

A little house - scenery for The Snow Queen
Children dressed in flower costumes
A mirror and broken pieces of mirror
Two children costumed as pigeons
A gang of robbers
A child in sunflower costume
A reindeer carrying exhausted Gerda
The Snow Queen leading Kay away

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Available from 2021

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