Snow Queen by Mike Kenny

27th Sep 2018 to 31st Dec 2018

tutti frutti productions and York Theatre Royal present

Snow Queen

by Mike Kenny

A one hour show for children aged 3+ and their families. Perfect for weekend, half term and twilight family shows or for school performances.

Available to tour from Sunday 14 October – Monday 31 December 2018


Kai and Gerda had been friends for as long as they could remember,
Day followed day,

Always the same,

Until in a whirl of magic and deception, splinters of a magical broken mirror blow in the wind, freezing hearts and changing everything! As Kai is pulled under the spell of the powerful snow queen of ice and coldness, we follow Gerda’s quest to save her friend and return life to normal.

Can things ever be the same again? 


Join us next autumn on our winter journey about friendship, loyalty and the dangers of the unknown.

Mike Kenny has taken Hans Christian Andersen’s most highly acclaimed story and simplified it into a tale for the young. Ivan Stott returns to tutti frutti (Underneath a Magical Moon) to create memorable music and songs accompanied by a typically beautiful tutti frutti design.


To book

For fees and to discuss availability, please contact tutti frutti on 0113 388 0027 or

For more details about working with us please see our Venues or Schools sections.


Tour Dates

Date & Time Venue Address
27th Sep 2018
- 13th Oct 2018
York Theatre Royal
St Leonards Place, York, YO1 7HD  To book tickets: 01904 623 568
Visiting family information is here.
14th Oct 2018
1.00; 3.00
Ilkley Literature Festival
To book tickets: 01943 816714
15th Oct 2018
Closed schools performance
17th Oct 2018
Seacroft Grange Primary School
Closed schools performance
21st Oct 2018
1.00; 3.30
Lakeside Arts
University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD
To book tickets: 0115 846 7777
Visiting family information is here.
22nd Oct 2018
- 23rd Oct 2018
Farnham Maltings
Bridge Square, Farnham, GU9 7QR To book tickets: 01252 745444
27th Oct 2018
Paradise Place, Goole, DN14 5DL  To book tickets: 01405 763652
29th Oct 2018
1.30; 5.00
Redbridge Drama Centre
London Borough of Redbridge, Churchfields, South Woodford, London E18 2RB  To book tickets: 0208 708 8803
Visiting family information is here.
4th Nov 2018
Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DE  To book tickets: 01970 623232

14th Nov 2018
Seven Artspace
Closed performance
15th Nov 2018
Thornton Dale Primary School
Closed school performance
17th Nov 2018
12.00; 2.30
The Citadel Arts Centre
Waterloo Street, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1PX 
To book tickets: 01744 735436
18th Nov 2018
11.30; 2.30
Cambridge Junction
Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX  To book tickets: 01223 511511
20th Nov 2018
Spalding Parish Church of England Day School
Closed school performance
21st Nov 2018
Stocksbridge Nursery Infant School
Closed school performance
25th Nov 2018
11.00; 2.00
5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, London, N12 0GA
To book tickets: 0208 369 5454
Visiting family information is here.
28th Nov 2018
Beechwood Primary School
Closed school booking
29th Nov 2018
10.45: 1.30
Otley Courthouse

Courthouse Street, Otley, LS21 3AN  To book tickets: 01943 467216

30th Nov 2018
Tintwistle Primary School
Closed school performance
3rd Dec 2018
- 08 December 2018
Bush Theatre
7 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd's Bush, London, W12 8LJ To book tickets: 020 8743 5050
11th Dec 2018
- 30th Dec 2018
The Point
Leigh Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9DE  To book tickets: 0238 0652333
Visiting family information is here.

Creative Team

Holly Irving

Holly Irving

Holly is an experienced performer, teacher and movement director. Holly has always been passionate about how dance and theatre can be used to educate, inspire, rehabilitate as well as entertain a diverse range of audiences.

After graduating from The Northern School of Contemporary Dance Holly sought to use her skills to promote the amazing possibilities in dance. She went on to work in hospitals, prisons, secure training units, specialist school and with refugees and migrants. Some of Holly’s credits include: Open clasp Theatre Company ‘Key Change’ (Best of Edinburgh Award, Fringe 2015), and Take Off Festival Scratch artist 2015.

Ivan Stott

Ivan Stott

Ivan has worked professionally in Theatre for 24 years as a Composer, Musician, MD, Sound Designer, Actor and Workshop Facilitator. He has created work for children and young people with some of the best children's companies and theatres across the UK and is recognised as a leading artist in this field. He is the Co Artistic Director of Hiccup Theatre, an Associate Company at Farnham Maltings making work for young audiences which tours the UK.

Other companies Ivan has worked for include The West Yorkshire Playhouse, tutti frutti Productions, Graeae, Polka Children's Theatre, Pilot Theatre Company, Contact, Theatre Centre, Half Moon Young People's Theatre, Dundee Rep, York Theatre Royal, and Red Ladder amongst others. International projects include Visiting Grandad (Japan) 2002 and Musician in Residence at the Phalsbourg Festival (France) 1997. Ivan trained with Gypsy Musicians and ran workshops in Bucharest and Baccau (Romania) in 1993 and composed and sound designed the first European tour of John Godber's Teechers in 1992.

Ivan’s TV work includes Over to the East (Channel 4) BUG (BBC1 Millennium Eve) and for BBC Radio 4, Ivan composed the music for Wimmy Road and the Sony Award Nominated Blast.
Mike Kenny

Mike Kenny

Mike Kenny is one of England’s leading writers specialising in young people’s theatre. He was included in the Independent on Sunday’s list of Top Ten Living Playwrights and his plays are performed regularly throughout the UK and all over the world. His Olivier Award-winning adaptation of THE RAILWAY CHILDREN for York Theatre Royal, has had several successful revivals at Waterloo and Kings Cross stations, as well as at the National Railway Museum. In Canada it won the People’s Choice Award following its record-breaking run in Toronto. Mike won the 2015 Writers Guild Award for Best Play for Younger Audiences with THREE WISE MONKEYS and the DeutscherKindertheaterpreis in 2012 with ELECTRIC DARKNESS. In July 2013, Mike was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Nottingham for his work in theatre for young people.

Mike’s recent productions include an adaptation of Jeff Brown's FLAT STANLEY for Engine House Theatre; THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA for tuttifrutti; BAG DANCING for Blah BlahBlah; IN FOG AND FALLING SNOW (with Bridget Foreman) for York Theatre Royal and an adaptation of Clive King's STIG OF THE DUMP for London Contemporary Theatre.

Kate Bunce

Kate Bunce

Associate Designer

Kate has designed shows for The New Vic, Birmingham Rep, MAC, Pentabus, Birmingham Symphony Hall, BAC, Polka Theatre and Northampton Royal and Derngate with whom she has designed several large multi-sensory interactive installation plays for young audiences.

Kate designed Michael Morpurgo’s ‘I believe in Unicorns’ for ‘Wizard Presents’. The show premiered at Edinburgh Festival and following a national tour enjoyed great success in the West End 2014/15.

Kate has recently worked with Tutti Frutti designing the ‘SnowChild’ and 'Wild’.

Kate has also worked as a Design lecturer for The Royal College of Art, Central School of Speech and Drama and held prop and assistant design roles for The National theatre, BBC, RSC and Almeida. She trained at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design - MA Scenography and a first class BA Hons in Theatre Design.

Kate lives in St Albans with her partner Jon and two children.

Wendy Harris

Wendy Harris

Artistic Director

I have held the position of Artistic Director at tutti frutti since 2005 and have directed all but one production in partnership with York Theatre Royal, touring nationally and internationally and co-producing the Little Feet Festival of Children’s Theatre and the First Words writers’ development programme

Before working with tutti frutti I was Artistic Director of Red Ladder Theatre Company, and previous to this; Merseyside Young People’s Theatre Company in Liverpool. Over the years as a freelance director work has included; Everyman Theatre Liverpool, Crucible Theatre Sheffield, Hope Street Ltd, Oxford Stage Company, Unity Theatre Liverpool, European Stage Company, Theatre Royal Stratford East, and Contact Theatre Manchester. I currently live in Leeds with my partner Mark and two sons Louie and Eliot.

Touring Team

Hannah Victoria

Hannah Victoria

Hannah Victoria has recently studied at Edge Hill University graduating with a BA Hons in Musical Theatre. She is honoured be a part of Tutti Frutti production of The Snow Queen. She has been singing, acting and dancing from a young age and has been blessed with many performance opportunities including playing the roles of Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act and Crystal Gordon in Bad Girls: The Musical. She is actively involved In Family Worship Group at her church. When Hannah is not on stage, she gets creative and bakes in her spare time.
Joanne Sandi

Joanne Sandi

Joanne Sandi trained as a dancer at the North London Dance School. She started her career as a backing dancer appearing on MTV Base and T4. She then went on to dance in various shows and appeared as a dancer in the Movie Mama Mia.

She performed in one of her very first Shows at Stratford East Theatre Royal (Da Boyz) followed by (Mad Blud) and then (Home Theatre) and Last year played the lead role as Rapunzel in their Panto. She has appeared in various adverts Boots, Wrigley's, McDonald's to name a few and her favourite playing Tina Turner in an advert for Swiss com alongside Tina herself.

She played the best friend in (Soul Sister) which was a musical based on Tina Turner's Life story at Hackney Empire, which was later transferred over to The Savoy Theatre and then went on a UK Tour.

Joanne is excited to be a part of the cast of Snow Queen and very happy to be performing in her very first show with Tutti Frutti.

Kirsty Smith

Kirsty Smith

Kirsty is a Nottingham based freelance Stage Manager. Kirsty has four years of professional experience within the theatre industry spreading out across the UK. Kirsty graduated from Birmingham School of Acting in 2014 with a BA (Hons) in Stage Management. Since then she has toured with multiple different children shows including “The Boy Who Bit Picasso”, “Getting dressed” and more recently Red Earth Theatre’s “Mirror,Mirror”. Kirsty is currently deputy stage manager for The Reps “DNA” and is looking forward to touring “Keepy Uppy” with tutti frutti this spring.