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THE SNOW QUEEN opens 20th December at The Dream Factory, Warwick

Playbox Theatre’s Christmas productions at The Dream Factory have built a huge reputation over the past 19 years. This year is an ongoing quest for magic and wonder seen through the eyes of a child, where audiences are invited to discover The Ice Kingdom, a new journey into the imagination re-exploring the memorable tale of The Snow Queen. This is an adaptation for Playbox Theatre by playwright, Toby Quash, and is based on the original tale by Hans Andersen. Remaining faithful to the heart of the source material, this version guides us into a realm of mystery and wonder.

The Snow Queen at The Dream Factory, Warwick opens on Thurs 20th December 7.00pm with performances as follows:

Friday 21st December 7.00pm

Saturday 22nd December 3.00pm

Saturday 22nd December 7.00pm

Sunday 23rd December 3.00pm

Monday 24th December 11.00am

Friday 28th December 3.00pm

Friday 28th December 7.00pm

Saturday 29th December 3.00pm

Saturday 29th December 7.00pm

Sunday 30th December 3.00pm

Monday 31st December 3.00pm

Tickets are £17 Standard and £9 Concession and can be booked online at, by phone on 01926 419555 or in person at The Dream Factory, Warwick.

A cast of 60 young actors bring Andersen’s tale to life in a staging that includes epic in-line skating sequences as a metaphor for ice and ice-dance inspired by the huge ice spectacles of the 1930s.

Eilidh Evans is The Snow Queen, with Olivia Hass and Freya Travis as Gerda, Ethan Phillips and Rob Redwood as Kay, and Jamie Whitelaw as Hans Andersen.

Playbox Theatre’s production is directed by Artistic Director Emily Jane Quash who is aware of the huge responsibility at Christmas. “We have to remember that for many children coming to see The Snow Queen at The Dream Factory at Christmas, it may be their first taste of live theatre. That is quite an exciting thought!”

Christmas is a special time of year at Playbox, with every year members, alumni, families and friends returning from across the world for the show and the annual tradition of carols under the Christmas tree following the Christmas Eve Morning Matinee. Everyone is invited to Playbox Theatre’s Dream Factory in Warwick this Christmas to celebrate as the company move into its 20th year at The Dream Factory.

About Playbox Theatre

Playbox Theatre is a professional creative organisation developing theatre for and with young people. Based at its own custom-designed complex in Warwick, it aims to develop the skills talent and confidence of young people in the performance arts through exciting and innovative methods.

Founded in 1986 Playbox serves young artists and audiences across the Warwickshire and West Midlands regions with training and performance studios supporting its main creative base. Playbox Theatre places at its heart young people as artists and audience.

The Dream Factory is a creative collaboration between Playbox Theatre, Glenn Howells Architects and Sceno-Plus (Montreal). It stands on land provided by Warwickshire County Council.

Playbox Theatre is a key client of Warwick District Council, providing artistic quality and experience for young people in the region.

Source: Nikki Claire Cross Playbox Theatre Ltd Tel: 01926 419555 Email:

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