A new audio drama for children, directed and adapted by Deirdre Dwyer
Presented by BrokenCrow, in association with Garter Lane and The Everyman
Enjoyed from the comfort of your own home, this eight-part serial audio adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s acclaimed children’s story, The Snow Queen, tells the story of two devoted friends and their wild adventures. With a contemporary Irish twist on this classic tale where love and friendship conquers all, it is accompanied by a package of beautifully illustrated cards to add a unique dimension to the listening adventure at home for children from 8 years and up.
Grainne’s best friend Caoimhin has gone missing. He has been acting strangely lately, and Grainne knows something isn’t right. Now it is up to her to follow her feet across a snowy winter world to find her friend. Held up by mistakes and mishaps, and helped by ravens and reindeer, Grainne realises if she can keep her spirits up (and stop losing her shoes!), she must rescue her friend from the icy clutches of The Snow Queen…
To join the adventure, purchase tickets from The Everyman box office, and receive by post the full set of illustrations before the first episode airs, as well as a YouTube link, where new episodes will appear every Monday and Friday, from November 23rd until December 18th.
Family Ticket: €15
Teacher’s Pack Ticket: €50
or 021 4501673
Featuring the voices of Aideen Wylde, Nicholas Kavanagh and Jacqui Kelleher, and introducing Mia Clifford and Fionn Butler as Gráinne and Caoimhín, with original music for the series composed and created by Anthony O’Dwyer. Featured illustrations by Electra Grant, Jennie O’Neill, Caitriona Sweeney, Nick Roche, Eimhin McNamara, Ashwin Chacko, Charlot Kristensen and Hollie Leddy Flood.
The challenges of Covid meant that Deirdre and the team pivoted from creating a live stage show to this multiplatform version of the well-loved tale.
This project is only possible by the generous support of Garter Lane, The Arts Council, The Everyman, Waterford City & County Arts Office, Waterford Cultural Quarter and Winterval.