Olivier nominated playwright to team up with Leed’s tutti frutti for enchanting new production of the Snow Child at The Carriageworks
Following on from last year’s much smash-hit touring production of The Princess and the Pea the highly praised Leeds company tutti frutti will once again team up with York Theatre Royal to stage the premiere of Olivier nominated playwright Emma Reeve new adaptation of the enchanting children’s tale Snow Child at The Carrigeworks on Friday 30 Oct at 2pm.As autumn leaves fall and the foxes, wolves and bears hide among the trees, tutti frutti will tell you a magical story about family, love and the power of dreams.
The first snow falls. Watching the village children play, a lonely couple yearn for a child of their own. They build a small figure from the ice and snow, and wish very, very hard… until the strength of their longing brings the magical snow child to life before their eyes!
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 will be directed by tutti frutti’s artistic director Wendy Harris and feature atmospheric music by Ollie Birch, beautiful movement by Joanne Bernard and promises to be a winter wonderland of poignant, inventive storytelling to enchant children and families alike.
Last year playwright Emma Reeves adapted Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather for the stage and was subsequently nominated in the Best Entertainment & Family category at the 2015 Olivier Awards. Emma has also written some episodes for the forthcoming television version of Hetty Feather. Her other stage adaptations include Carrie’s War, Little Women, Anne of Green Gables and Cool Hand Luke. She co-created and wrote the hit CBBC series Eve. Other TV credits include The Dumping Ground, Tracy Beaker Returns, Young Dracula and Sadie J. She has twice been nominated for Writers’ Guild Awards.
tutti frutti is a national touring company creating high quality work for children and their families to enjoy. Based in Leeds, tutti frutti has been delighting children aged 3 and over for more than 23 years and tours nationally and internationally to schools, venues, arts centres and village halls through the rural touring schemes.
York Theatre Royal is nationally recognised as an inspiring centre for children and young people participating in the arts and as a specialist in creating highly original and engaging theatre for families that has helped to grow audiences for theatre regionally and nationally.
Tickets for Snow Child are priced at £9.50 for adults and £8.50 for children and Under 25s, and can be obtained by visiting the Carriageworks Box Office or by calling 0113 224 3801. Tickets are also available online at http://www.leeds.gov.uk/carriageworks
Snow Child is suitable for children aged 3+ and their families.