Brighton Open Air Theatre presents

The Snow Queen

Tuesday 8th December - Thursday 24th December



All performances of The Snow Queen have now sold out. Please check our social media channels each day for details of returns, though there are unlikely to be many.


by Tatty Hennessy after Hans Christian Anderson
directed by Lucy Jane Atkinson

Greta’s brother, Kay, has been acting strange. He’s mean and moody and won’t play games. The Snow Queen must have snatched him, and left an imposter in his place! With her new friend, the wise-cracking, fame-hungry talking Crow to guide her, Greta must set out across the snow to search for her brother in the Snow Queen’s palace and bring him home in time for Christmas.

Funny, magic and full of surprises, this new modern adaptation of The Snow Queen is a perfect family Christmas adventure. So wrap up warm, grab a mulled wine from the bar, and enjoy this socially-distanced festive treat.

Age recommendation: 2+
Duration: 1 hour

The performance on Tuesday 15th December will be signed by a BSL interpreter.

Antonia Draper
Jade Kennedy
Douglas Rutter

Producer: Will Mytum for Brighton Open Air Theatre
Set & Costume Design: Eleanor Bull
Puppet Design: Annie Brooks
Stage Manager: Katie Rutson
Artwork: Laura Danby
Assistant Director: Darcy Brown
Casting Associate: Luke R. Francis
BSL Interpreter: Sue MacLaine
Lighting Designer: Connor Lovejoy
Rehearsal Photos & Trailer: Dan Draper

Please note that this is an outdoor performance, so please ensure that you wrap up warm, and bring blankets, umbrellas and something dry to sit on. The theatre will be transformed into a festive paradise, with fairy lights, Christmas trees and cosy fire pits, and mulled wine at the bar.

This show is produced by Brighton Open Air Theatre, and runs in rep with Hansel and Gretel? (A Postmodern Pantomime). The project is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and is sponsored by VisitBrighton’s Never Normal Campaign.

Special thanks to Aspect8 for their continued support.


Full Price £12

Concession £10

Family £35

Child £8



Tue 8th December4.30pm5pm

Wed 9th December4.30pm5pm

Thu 10th December4.30pm5pm

Fri 11th December4.30pm5pm

Sat 12th December4.30pm5pm

Sun 13th December1.30pm2pm

Tue 15th December4.30pm5pm

Wed 16th December4.30pm5pm

Thu 17th December4.30pm5pm

Fri 18th December4.30pm5pm

Sat 19th December4.30pm5pm

Sun 20th December1.30pm2pm

Tue 22nd December4.30pm5pm

Wed 23rd December4.30pm5pm

Thu 24th December4.30pm5pm