Back to melt our hearts with panto
If a pantomime is part of your essential Christmas experience, look no further than the Copenhagen Theatre Circle’s production of The Snow Queen.
Combining elements of traditional pantomime with Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy-tale, the production looks set to be a big success for those looking for their panto fix.
The Snow Queen tells the story of Gerda, who rescues her loved one Kai from being frozen by the Snow Queen through a demonstration of her love.
If it sounds familiar, it is probably because Frozen, the highest grossing animated film of all time, was inspired by the story – another reason to take the kids along.
The performance is being co-directed by Lisa Buckley and Debbie Taylor, who was in charge of last year’s enjoyable production of Old King Cole.
This is the fourth year in a row that the CTC has endeavoured to bring a traditional British pantomime to the stage, and it would appear that the performances are encouraging audiences to return year after year.
So much so that the CTC is leaving the 100-seat Krudttønden in favour of Lyngby Kulturhus, a much larger venue where it will give six performances as opposed to its normal 10-15.
If you’ve never experienced an English pantomime before, expect a very different theatre experience that includes shouting at the stage, cross-dressing and lots of screaming children – you won’t see them this excited at the theatre until next year!
Jan 14-18, 19:00 (Jan 14-17), 14:00 (Jan 17-18); Lyngby Kulturhus, Klampenborgvej, Kongens Lyngby; 160kr, under-12s: 100kr, discounts available, ctcircle.dk