From your own home online and in the post, Monday 23rd November – Friday 18th December 2020, Mondays and Fridays, 8mins duration

Enjoyed from the comfort of your own home, this eight-part serial audio adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s acclaimed children’s story, The Snow Queen, tells the story of two devoted friends and their wild adventures. With a contemporary Irish twist on this classic tale where love and friendship conquers all, it is accompanied by a package of beautifully illustrated cards to add another unique dimension to the listening adventure at home for children from 8 years and up.

Directed & adapted by Deirdre Dwyer and resented by BrokenCrow, in association with Garter Lane and The Everyman

Grainne’s best friend Caoimhin has gone missing. He has been acting strangely lately, and Grainne knows something isn’t right. Now it is up to her to follow her feet across a snowy winter world to find her friend. Held up by mistakes and mishaps, and helped by ravens and reindeer, Grainne realises if she can keep her spirits up (and stop losing her shoes!), she must rescue her friend from the icy clutches of The Snow Queen…

To join the adventure, purchase tickets from the Garter Lane box office from 27 October and receive by post the full set of illustrations before the first episode airs, as well as a YouTube link where new episodes will appear every Monday and Friday from 23 November until 18 December.

Family Ticket: €15
Teacher’s Pack Ticket: €50
Tickets available from

For further media information please contact Deirdre Dwyer on 085 719 5426 or

Featuring the voices of Aideen Wylde, Nicholas Kavanagh and Jacqui Kelleher, and introducing Mia Clifford and Fionn Butler as Gráinne and Caoimhín, with original music for the series composed and created by Anthony O’Dwyer. Featured illustrations by Electra Grant, Jennie O’Neill, Caitriona Sweeney, Nick Roche, Eimhin McNamara, Ashwin Chacko, Charlot Kristensen and Hollie Leddy Flood.

The challenges of Covid meant that Deirdre and the team pivoted from creating a live stage show to this multiplatform version of the well-loved tale.

This project is only possible by the generous support of Garter Lane, The Arts Council, The Everyman, Waterford City & County Arts Office, Waterford Cultural Quarter and Winterval.

DEIRDRE DWYER adapts and directs theatre for young audiences. She also designs sets and costumes for theatre, opera, dance and film. Based in Waterford, her training includes an M.A.  in Theatre Design from the RWCMD Cardiff, a first class honours degree in Drama and Theatre Studies and English from UCC and participating, as the Designer, in Rough Magic SEEDS3. She was awarded the first Pat Murray Bursary in 2009. She is a member of BrokenCrow Theatre Company, an ambitious production company fueled by the joy and possibilities of collaboration, for whom she has created two shows for children, Miss Happiness and Miss Flower, which played as part of Cork Midsummer Festival in City Libraries and The Secret Garden which had a national tour October 2017. BrokenCrow are currently Theatre Artists in Residence in the Everyman, Cork and Deirdre is Theatre Artist in Residence in Garter Lane Arts Centre.


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