presented by Footsbarn Theatre
17th November to 18th November . 7:15pm Fri - Sat / Sat matinee 2:30pm .
£8.50 - £16.00 full price | £6.00 - £14.00 concessions
An evening of good old-fashioned Christmas magic for the whole family.
Adapted from the original classic Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, La Petite Gerda - Little Gerda and the Queen of the Snow is one girl's quest to save her best friend, Kay, from the clutches of the Snow Queen. On Gerda’s epic journey, she meets a real princess, is attacked by robbers, rides on the back of a talking reindeer and a singing crow and discovers a courage she never knew she had. In a new English version, Footsbarn Theatre brings to life this children’s classic tale with its trademark style of masks, puppetry, music - and mayhem!
Showcasing an international cast (Haka Haris Resic, Brennan Amonett, Marine Sylf and Sophie Doyle, each playing numerous roles - the costume changes are crazy), La Petite Gerda is written and directed by Footsbarn’s new Artistic Director, Sadie Jemmett, who also composed the songs. With trademark Footsbarn visuals (masks, puppets and set) by founder member Fredericka Hayter, this production is set to delight audiences of young and old alike.
'This is a beautiful rendition of the Hans Christian Andersen’s Snow Queen' ★★★★ British Theatre Guide
'La Petite Gerda is an imaginative retelling of a lovely story with a message comprising beautifully sung songs, excellent acting and creative storytelling from the entire ensemble. It’s also a wonderful way to introduce the young to musical theatre.' FringeReview
Running time: 70 mins, no interval