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The Snow Queen

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre.

January 4, 5 [+Mat], 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12, 1980.

The Snow Queen

from Hans Andersen  by  S. Magito  &  R. Weil

“Snow Queen casts a magical spell”
– Brighton & Hove Gazette –


Directed by
Frances Moulton


Antony Muzzall – The Storyteller

Karen Mulholland – Gerda

Alan Gray – Kay

John King – The Chancellor

Daphne Thornton – Gerda’s Grandmother

Jennifer Sheriden – The Snow Queen

Dennis Picott – Karl, a Raven

Amanda Dawes – Karl, a Raven [matinee]

Margaret Ockenden – Klara, another Raven

Amanda Fenton – Princess Christina

Caroline Ockenden – Prince Klaus

Brian Moulton – The King

Rhoda Brooker – The Robber Woman

Sarah Ockenden – Wenki [The Robber Woman’s daughter]

Alison Ward – Lenka [The Robber Woman’s daughter]

Angela Burt – The Reindeer

Katie Steele – Page

Ralph Dawes – Robber, Lackey, Guard, Polar Bear

Barrie Bowen – Robber, Lackey, Guard, Polar Bear

Brian Moulton – Robber, Lackey, Guard, Polar Bear

Wendy Picott – Robber, Lackey, Guard, Polar Bear

Jonathon Dawes – Robber, Lackey, Guard, Polar Bear

Katie Steele – Ice Bird & Baby Polar Bear

Lara Bowen – Ice Bird & Baby Polar Bear

Katie Donkin – Ice Bird & Baby Polar Bear

Clare Thorne – Ice Bird & Baby Polar Bear

Maria Jeffrey – Ice Bird & Baby Polar Bear

Amanda Cool – Ice Bird & Baby Polar Bear

Samantha Hawes – Ice Bird & Baby Polar Bear

Alexandra Sharrock – Ice Bird & Baby Polar Bear


Production Crew

Musical Director – Simon Gray

Choreographer – Miranda Bowen

Stage Manager – Barrie Bowen

Assistant – Margaret Davy

Assistant – Sara Moss

Assistant – Frances Thorne

Assistant – Sue Whittaker

Lighting – Frank Hurrell

Costumes – Pat Moss

Set Design – Brian Moulton

Front of House – Frances Moulton

Box Office – Betty Dawes

Programme Cover Design – Antony Muzzall

Centre Display – Antony Muzzall


Programme Note #1: The Snow Queen

FM wrote: “The Snow Queen must surely be one of Hans Christian Andersen’s best loved stories and it has been a great pleasure to direct it as a play with so many young people in it, all from our own Youth and Junior Groups.
These Groups were formed in 1977 to provide drama activity for younger members in the cast of our very successful Christmas play Where the Rainbow Ends.

Those of you who are regular patrons will recognise some of the youngsters of that cast who have graduated to adult rôles; Simon Gray is our musical director and Antony Muzzall plays a leading rôle as The Storyteller.
I am particularly pleased to have new members in this production who have joined us as a result of a recent recruiting drive. I am sure you will agree Karen Mulholland, playing her first major part with the adult company, makes a delightful Gerda.”