The Snow Queen

“A magical and touching show for all ages."
Now Magazine


Creative Team

  • Adapted and Scored by: Patrick Cardy from a story by Hans Christian Andersen
  • Directed by: Alon Nashman
  • Performed by: Alon Nashman, with live String Quartet
  • Lighting and Video by: Andrea Lundy
  • Premiere: Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, 2006


A rare theatrical hybrid of concert, storytelling, and movement, Theaturtle’s adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen casts a spell on adults and children alike. Set in Andersen’s imagined world of swirling shards of ice, The Snow Queen tells the story of Gerda, who embarks on a quest to find her friend Kay, spirited away by the Snow Queen to live in frozen isolation.


Press & Reviews.

  •, Toronto

    "Multimedia storytelling at its most sensitive and thoughtful... held the audience of adults and children rapt."

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  • Now Magazine, Toronto

    "...enchanting family entertainment, a classic story retold with a striking theatrical touch. A magical and touching show for all ages."

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  • Capital Critics Circle, Ottawa

    "A delight, both as a theatrical event and as a musical experience. Don’t miss this!"

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  • Toronto Star

    "The Snow Queen has the power to enchant... splendidly evocative."

  • Toronto Sun

    ​​"A spectacular outing for those looking for some special moments to share with the youngsters in their life."

  • Vancouver is Awesome

    “The Snow Queen weaves a powerful magical spell."

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