Christmas musical The Snow Queen at The Albany, Deptford this December

A Christmas show shining a light on the climate emergency is opening in Deptford this December.

Running from December 4 to 31 at the Albany in Deptford, The Snow Queen provides an inspiring and powerful message about sustainability.

The vibrant musical is a reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale and incorporates elements of cabaret and original music.

The modern adaptation, written by Elvi Piper, introduces a strong belief in the power of community to bring about change.

It also has a roll-call of multi-dimensional characters that embrace and celebrate difference.

The Snow Queen’s cast Richard Priestly is the Snow Queen, Tilly Smith plays Lumi (Centre) and Thomas Cotran

In this show, the Snow Queen becomes a Drag Queen and the audience meet an array of fun characters including an anti-recycling hoarder, an energy abusing polar bear and an overworked elf.

Ms Piper wanted the message behind this show to be about how small changes can sometimes make the biggest difference.

She said: “Sometimes the youngest voices will speak the loudest truths.”

Ms Piper added that the show has been created sustainably in every way possible from the materials used to the longevity of the set which will be reused after the Christmas run.

The Albany’s chief executive and artistic director Gavin Barlow said: “As well as celebrating kindness, individuality and family, the production also includes an important message about how we can all care better for the planet and each other.

“It’s also great to be able to support new work that is sustainably made, and we can’t wait for families to see this hopeful and original show.”

To find out more website: The Snow Queen, Albany Theatre



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