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Christmas Cheer Lights Up the Yvonne Arnaud for Guildford Families This Year

Published on: 3 Nov, 2020
Updated on: 6 Nov, 2020

The Snow Queen, Kit & McConnel and Dillie Keane

A magical adventure awaits you and your family this Christmas as the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre is thrilled to announce its production of The Snow Queen, running from Friday, December 11 till Thursday, December 24.

When Kai falls victim to the power of the Snow Queen, his best friend Gerda sets out on an epic journey to rescue him. Can she, with the help of the friends she meets along the way, reach the frozen North and release Kai from the Snow Queen’s icy spell?

This timeless fairy tale by Hans Christian-Anderson is brought to life in a magical adaptation by Tony award-winning Nick Stafford (War Horse), directed by the Yvonne Arnaud’s own Joanna Read.

After the sad cancellation of the pantomime, Robin Hood, in the summer, this show promises to bring some festive joy to families this Christmas.

There’s something for the grown-ups too. On Tuesday, December 15, the theatre welcomes cabaret veterans Kit Hesketh-Harvey and James McConnel, heavily laden with their 2020 take on subjects ranging from Macron to mackerel, Putin to Pampers.

Join them for an evening of wit, musical silliness, improvisation and general absurdity. Then on Thursday, December 17, Fascinating Aïda’s Dillie Keane returns with a delightful evening of hilarious songs and stories, accompanied by Michael Roulston.

Joanna Read

Joanna Read, director and chief executive at the Yvonne Arnaud, said: “Although our beloved pantomime won’t be possible this year, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ll still be producing a bit of festive magic this Christmas.

“It may seem strange to be announcing this, given the present circumstances, but we are optimistic that we can still deliver you some top quality, and above all else, safe Christmas cheer this year.”

Tickets for The Snow Queen are on sale from Monday, November 9 and on sale to members now, as are tickets for Dillie Keane and Kit and McConnel. Available at: .

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