|Illustration by Jessica Knight|
She’s a girl like no other. As she dances in the wild landscape and talks with the animals, she brings joy, fun and laughter to the whole village. But it’s not easy, bringing up a wild daughter of the blizzards and the wind. As the seasons turn, and winter gives way to spring and summer, will the Snow Child and her parents find their “happily ever after”?
Inspired by Arthur Ransom’s adaptation of The Little Daughter of the Snow, the play promises to be a winter wonderland of poignant, inventive storytelling to enchant children and families alike.
Emma Reeves said about the new version:
“Director Wendy Harris approached me with her plans for adapting the old Russian tale, “The Snow Child” and I was instantly intrigued and could see how it could form the basis of a show which addressed fundamental questions about parents and children and, generally, what it means to be human. Like all the best legends, there are many versions available, some of which end happily, others not so much. But the central story is always there - two parents who yearn for a child so much that their very love and desperation wills her into being, and a child who loves her parents but doesn’t understand them - and vice versa.
Above all, I thought it was a magical story. I want our audience to love the character of the Snow Child as much as I do. I want them to feel they’ve been transported to a world where anything is possible, and met an irresistible heroine
It’s a story with a winter setting, which uses all the magic of winter - but ultimately I want it to be heart- warming”