The Snow Queen (Abridged version)

by  Ron Nicol

Short Play

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The Snow Queen (Abridged version)

by  Ron Nicol

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  • Duration


    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre


    Adaptations (Literature)
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

A dramatisation of Hans Christian Andersen's classic story.

Gerda, a little girl, searches for her friend Kai when he's kidnapped by the Snow Queen. With the help of a Crow and a Reindeer, Gerda travels to the Far North, where she confronts the Snow Queen in her ice palace and releases Kai.

An abridged version in one act of Ron Nicol's full-length adaptation.

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Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre


  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £30 per performance plus VAT when applicable.



  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting:

    Denmark, Lapland, Finland and the Far North

  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes
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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Flexible casting
  • Roles for Children
  • Room for Extras
  • Parts for Senior Actors

Casting Notes

There are seventeen speaking characters with a wide age range and opportunities for doubling and trebling of roles. Several characters can be male or female.


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Ron Nicol

Ron Nicol is an award-winning Scottish playwright published in the UK, the USA, and the Netherlands. He's written more than fifty one-act dramas, comedies, plays for young people, full length plays, and pantomimes, which have been produced in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Germany, the ...

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Premiere UK production - 15 July 2017 - The Authentic Performance Academy, North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford

Premiere USA production - 15 July 2017 - The Junior Intern Company, Barn Playhouse, New London, New Hampshire


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