Snow Queen – a digital Christmas story

Snow Queen

In December 2015 Z-arts brought you a modern twist on a classic fairy-tale, written by Philip Osment and produced by Z-arts.

A young boy, Kai is in thrall to a presence beyond his gaming screen. It’s a threat that will come to take him from the real world, only for his foster sister, Gerda to pursue him into the wintery, digital realm of Hans Christian Andersen’s Snow Queen.

Using live action, film and digital storytelling, Z-arts re-invent the classic Hans Christian Andersen story of friendship and hope; a young girl goes on a journey to find her friend, along the way she meets talking flowers, a grumpy reindeer and other magical creatures who help her find her strength to battle with Snow Queen.

Writer, Philip Osment and director, Jonathan McGrath along with a team of innovative theatre creatives including designer Jane Linz Roberts, puppeteer Liz Walker, musicianSemay Wu and digital artists Cubic Flowers have combined technologies to revive this sage fable of childhood curiosity, misplaced trust and unbreakable friendship.

Find out about the Cast – Download the Programme

Snow Queen continues it’s tour visiting The Atkinson in Southport, Saturday 19 December.Find out more and Cast in Doncaster in 2016.

Snow Queen in Schools

If you brought a class or a school to the Snow Queen then why not get involved in our pre and post-show activities.Read more about the resources available for Teachers in our Education Pack.

Download the Education Pack

Digital Storytelling – Post-Show Activities

You can explore the digital themes and content of the Snow Queen in our specially produced Fanily Pack – learn how to Hexel, make a snowflake or write a review. Plus look out for our upcoming digital workshops!

Download the Family Pack

Crybaby – a short film inspired by Gerda’s Journey

Learn how to Hexel – watch the How To Guide

Watch the TV interview with some of the cast

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