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    Heavens be praised, the Rep has come up with a marvelous Christmas production which will warm all our hearts well into the New Year. I believe that there will be nothing rarer and more beautifully played this Christmas than the wonderful moment when the Reindeer (Iain Glen) guides Gerda gently through the snowy wastes of the Snow Queen’s icy kingdom, Apart from silencing a theatre packed with small children, Mr Glen brought a lump to this hardened old reviewer’s throat. But Stuart Paterson’s play is truly magical and under Derek Nicholls’s inspired direction the Rep’s Young Company give us some splendid performances. Sir Barry Jackson would have sighed with pleasure at it all.

    The Birmingham Post, Richard Edmonds

    I warmed to the icy touch of the evil woman in a show which had all the magic of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy story. This is a production to melt the hearts of young and old alike. The acting was excellent, with the highlight of my show the chat between two ravens, alias Paul Kiernan and Iain Glen.

    Times Educational Supplement

    Light relief comes from two squabbling, squawking ravens in which voice and movement are skillfully deployed to create two laughably comic bird-like characters by Paul Kiernan and Iain Glen, who also turns in a performance of gentle grace as the reindeer who brings Gerda to the gates of the Ice Palace.

    Plays and Players, Anne Fitzgereld

  • Credits

    Devon Scott
    The Snow Queen
    Crispin Redman
    Jack Of Iron
    Paul Mulrennan
    Cobweb Spider
    Marc Culwick
    Kay / Prince
    Timothy Watson
    Grandad / King Grin / Muscles
    Allison Harding
    Paul Kiernan
    Sruff / Robber Woman / Polar Bear
    Iain Glen
    Uncle Preen / Niko / Reindeer
    Dereck Nicholls
    Ian MacNeil
    Alan Wood