The Snow Queen is a first for Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre as it hits the 'big screen' - how you can watch it

The sell-out Stephen Joseph Theatre Christmas is now available as a movie online.

Wednesday, 13th January 2021, 8:48 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th January 2021, 3:30 pm
Polly Lister in the one-woman show
Polly Lister in the one-woman show

A brand new film of the Scarborough theatre’s sell-out Christmas show, The Snow Queen, will be available on the SJT website until Sunday January 31.

It’s the first time the famous North Yorkshire theatre has ventured into filming its productions.

Tickets cost just £12, and allow access to the movie for a week from the first click of the ‘play’ button.

The show, which was live on stage at the Stephen Joseph and was completely sold out, was adapted by Nick Lane from the original story by Hans Christian Andersen, and is a Snow Queen like you’ve never seen before – a one- woman whirlwind performed by Polly Lister.

The show’s director, Paul Robinson, who is also artistic director at the theatre, says he hopes the film will be the first of many.

“Exploring the immense possibilities afforded by filming our work was part of our successful bid to the government’s Culture Recovery Fund,” he said.

“Nothing will ever replace the magic of live theatre, but ultimately we want to make our work accessible to a wider audience across the UK and, indeed, the world.”

The Snow Queen features original music and songs from Olivier Award-winning composer Simon Slater. Movement and puppet direction is by Gemma Fairlie, and the show is designed by Helen Coyston, with lighting design by Paul Stear. The associate director is Chelsey Gillard and the casting director is Sarah Hughes, CDG.

The Snow Queen is produced by Daniel Abell for the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

The Snow Queen will be on the theatre website: www.sjt.uk.com