Preparations are well under way for this year’s whole school production of ‘The Snow Queen’ – Hans Andersen’s much-loved fairy tale of the little girl, Gerda, who travels all the way to the North Pole to rescue her friend Kai.
Our seventy-strong cast have been rehearsing over half term on an epic stage set, designed and realised by local artist Sandra Goodenough, assisted by parents Michelle Wilkinson and Caroline Richardson and our highly professional tech team. The set picks up on the theme of ice, with multiple shard-like structures and different levels for the actors to play on.
Tazmin Burr, our resident Theatre Manager, has been working tirelessly on costumes, alongside parents Jo Craze and Amanda Piercy. The show has an epic fairy tale feel to it, and the costumes reflect that, with a whole range of outlandish outfits. The Snow Queen’s costume has been designed and made by student Lily Wood, who has devised a marvellous gothic creation reminiscent of Aubrey Beardsley; Izzy Wilkinson as the Snow Queen has a chilling and majestic look about her.
The students have also been busy filming over half term, creating some of the projections that will feature in the play. Gerda (Joanna Vyvyan) and Kai (Diggory Gill) filmed sequences in a woodland setting, alongside Izzy Wilkinson (The Snow Queen). These sequences will be used as dream projections in the play.
‘The Snow Queen’ will be performed at the Burrell Theatre at 7:30pm from the 22 to 25 November. Tickets are available through the Hall for Cornwall box office on 01872 262466 or www.hallforcornwall.org