Mon 23 Nov - Fri 18 Dec

The Snow Queen - A New Audio Drama (2020)


Presented by BrokenCrow in association with The Everyman
and Garter Lane
23 Nov – 18 Dec 2020

BrokenCrow, in association with Garter Lane and The Everyman presented a new eight-part serial audio adaptation of The Snow Queen by Deirdre Dwyer.

This fresh reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s acclaimed children’s story, The Snow Queen, told the story of two devoted friends and their wild adventures. It was given a contemporary Irish twist but still held onto the core of this classic tale and told a story where love can conquer all in the end.

Gráinne’s best friend Caoimhín has gone missing. He has been acting strangely lately and Gráinne 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, Gráinne realises if she can keep her spirits up (and stop losing her shoes!)  she should be able to rescue her friend from the icy clutches of The Snow Queen.

The new eight-minute audio episodes were delivered twice weekly on YouTube, every Monday and Friday, from the 23rd of November until the 18th of Dec.

Age Recommendation: 8+, and for all the family.

Family Pack: €15

Included a link to the YouTube channel where each new episode appeared and a package of beautifully illustrated cards, posted to your home. One card for every episode, to be opened on the appointed day, featured a message from one of the characters. The opening of the sealed cards and reading the message added another unique dimension to the listening adventure.

Teachers Pack: €50

Included a limited-edition teacher’s pack posted to the school, a link to the YouTube channel where each new episode appeared and a PDF featuring specially designed lesson plans based on the themes touched on in each episode. These ranged from arts activities including drama, music and art to lessons based on language, dance, SPHE and SESE and including some ethics and Philosophy for children.

Creative Team

Production Company: BrokenCrow
Writer and Director: Deirdre Dwyer
Composition and Sound Design: Anthony O’Dwyer
Education Consultant: Karen Kelleher


Gráinne: Mia Clifford
Caoimhín: Fionn Butler
and the voices of Nicholas Kavanagh, Jacqui Kelleher and Aideen Wylde.
Illustrations: Electra Grant, Jennie O’Neill, Caitriona Sweeney, Nick Roche, Eimhin McNamara, Ashwin Chacko, Charlot Kristensen and Hollie Leddy Flood
Graphic Design: Neill McCann

This project was possible because of the support of Garter Lane, the Arts Council, Waterford City and County Arts Office, Waterford Cultural Quarter and The Everyman.

THE SNOW QUEEN_Information Pack

Running time 8 mins each | No intervals