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Theatre REVIEW: The Snow Queen - ★★★★★

Updated: Jan 8

By Hans Christian Andersen, adapted by Morna Young

Directed by Cora Bissett

Following classic Christmas production of An Edinburgh Christmas Carol the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh presents a brand new adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen for Christmas 2023.

Aince upon a time, in a world lang forgotten, strange creatures roamed the land...

When the beautiful and fearsome Snow Queen steals young Kei away to her frozen kingdom, she leaves behind the brave and brilliant Gerda, an Edinburgh lass who will stop at nothing to rescue her best friend.

But the Snow Queen has lodged shards of her magical ice into Kei’s heart, turning him cold and mean. Can Gerda, with the help of friends she meets along the way, track her pal through the magical, wintery world of the Snow Queen and melt his frozen heart before it’s too late?

Join us for a beautiful, festive and musical adventure as we follow young Gerda on her quest to save Kei, and the world, from an eternal winter. Snow, songs, ice palaces, and a dazzling pink unicorn awaits!



Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh until 31st December


Nina (Age 11) & Ben (Age 9) - ★★★★★

"Magical, dramatic and empowering! What a fantastic show! We loved Hamish the Horny Horse! Lots of different live instruments played by the characters. My favorite song was A horse with a horn! My favourite part was at the end where Hamish sang a horse with a horn for the encore and we all got covered in bubbles. Lovely musicality and the dancing and acting was phenomenal!!!"

Sophie (Age 10) - ★★★★★

"A beautiful adaptation of a classic story all themed around Scotland and particularly Edinburgh. The actors were so talented being able to acts,sing, dance and play instruments on stage! The original script and songs were amazing as were the sets and costumes. I loved the evil snow queen and the funny unicorn Hamish! A brilliant show!"


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