THE Snow Queen is heading to Glusburn.

Falling Stars Theatre is presenting a ‘reimagining’ of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale this Christmas.

The production will be staged at Glusburn Institute and Community Arts Centre over several dates in December.

Beccy Durham, director of Falling Stars Theatre, said the company was “extremely excited” about the venture.

“We were asked by the institute to create a family show for Christmas – ensuring a socially-distanced theatre experience with safety at its heart,” she said.

“I applied for a grant from Bradford Producing Hub, which allowed me to write and develop a script and paid for an experienced playwright to advise and mentor. This was an extremely valuable experience.

“We are delighted to be bringing a family performance aimed at immersing the audience in a magical world of snow, fascinating characters and adventure.”

The audience will be introduced to Grace, a strong-minded, determined and brave individual, who will take them on her journey to rescue her best friend Kayden from the evil clutches of the Snow Queen.

During the quest, Grace meets an assortment of fantastical characters from a zebra that speaks in riddles and crows with a fascination for collective nouns, to an Instagram-obsessed princess and a lonely witch.

Grace helps the characters observe life through different eyes and has to fight a terrifying battle to save her friend.

Beccy says: “It’s a story of friendship, determination, courage, strength and adventure!

“We are extremely excited to have the opportunity to tread the boards and entertain local families with a magical winter theatrical experience, whilst staying safe and taking all necessary precautions.”

The cast includes Beccy, experienced puppeteer Mark Edwards and emerging actors Bradley Thompson and Ellie Wilson.

Performances are on Saturday December 5 and Sunday December 6, at 2pm and 6pm; Sunday December 13, at 10am, 2pm and 6pm; and on Monday December 28 and Tuesday December 29, at 2pm and 6pm. For tickets, call 01535 630223 or visit or