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New International Encounter's The Snow Queen comes to Cambridge Junction

l-r Joey Hickman and Natisha Williams-Samuel in 'The Snow Queen' by NIE at Cambridge Junction. Photo by Claire Haigh.293A4807_edit
l-r Joey Hickman and Natisha Williams-Samuel in 'The Snow Queen' by NIE at Cambridge Junction. Photo by Claire Haigh.293A4807_edit

New International Encounter’s The Snow Queen is to play at Cambridge Junction this festive period.

Presented by NIE in collaboration with the venue and Tobacco Factory Theatres, the piece will run from 8 December 2021 to 3 January 2022.

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The in-person production follows an abridged online version of the show which streamed in 2020.

Full of festive joy and a magical experience to share with family and friends this extended adaption of the much-loved story is directed by NIE Artistic Director, Alex Byrne, presented by 6 performers and bursting with live music.

Audiences are invited to join Gerda on her amazing quest to save her best friend Kaj from the Snow Queen in the frozen north. Featuring a broken mirror and irritable ogres, helpful crows, a bicycling reindeer, and a sprinkle of snow in this epic re-telling.

Tickets are on sale now from www.junction.co.uk/the-snow-queen

The cast features Joey Hickman, Stefanie Mueller, Alex Murdoch, Abayomi Oniyide, Samantha Sutherland, and Natisha Williams-Samuels. The creative team is completed by Assistant Director Robyn Olivia, Designer Stefanie Mueller, Lighting Designer Trui Malten, Musical Director Joey Hickman and Story development by Rina Vergano.

Alex Byrne, Artistic Director at New International Encounter, said: “We’re thrilled to be working at Cambridge Junction and developing this show, especially for our Cambridge audiences. Last year was very different working on a digital film version of The Snow Queen story. It’s great to have the opportunity to reimagine this as a full-scale live show that is full of music, joy, and festive spirit. We can’t wait to be back in a theatre in real life, sharing with a live audience.”

Matt Burman, Artistic Director at Cambridge Junction, added: “We’re so happy to be able to share with you in person, at last, our fantastic new adaptation of The Snow Queen. Last Christmas we made the best of difficult times to co-produce a beautiful film that introduced audiences to a magical world imagined by our excellent friends New International Encounter.

“This Christmas, we will complete that tale and bring it to life before your very eyes! The Snow Queen promises to be the ideal show to share with our friends and families… something really special and perfectly seasonal, full of adventurous children, reindeer, crows and bandits, magic, music, laughter, and epic storytelling.”

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