22/10/2015 12:00 AM

Snow Child at Carriageworks Theatre

Highly praised Leeds theatre company tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal bring the premiere of an enchanting children’s tale to Leeds this half-term. Olivier-nominated playwright Emma Reeves’ new adaptation of Snow Child appears at Carriageworks Theatre on Friday 30 October.

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”?

Directed by tutti frutti’s artistic director Wendy Harris, featuring music by Ollie Birch and movement by Joanne Bernard, this show promises to be a winter wonderland of 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.

tutti frutti is a national touring theatre 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.

York Theatre Royal is the oldest continuously running theatre outside London. The theatre is nationally recognised as an inspiring centre for children and young people participating in the arts. Through forging strong artistic partnerships with other theatre companies, like tutti frutti and Pilot Theatre, they continue to create a significant body of work that has regional and national impact.
Friday 30 October, 2pm
Tickets: £9.50 (£8.50 concession)
Family ticket: £34
Age 3+
Tickets for all Carriageworks Theatre productions can be booked on 0113 224 3801, online through the website at www.carriageworkstheatre.org.uk or in person at the City Centre Box Office, Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD.

The Carriageworks Theatre is a modern venue located in the Electric Press on Millennium Square programming a wide variety of theatre and film and events for the whole family. It is the proud home of the Leeds Civic Arts Guild, the Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers and a wide range of weekly classes open to the Leeds community.