The Snow Queen

by Edith Marshalldirected by Lucy Bradley
December 1951
The Civic Theatre
Leeds Children’s Theatre

Leeds Arts Centre performed The Snow Queen in December 1951.

This production was staged by Leeds Children’s Theatre, who at the time were one of the sub-groups within Leeds Arts Centre. Having returned to being a company in their own right in the 1950s, they are still creating theatre for children to this day.

Production photos

These photographs were taken at the production, and are displayed here courtesy of Leeds Children’s Theatre.


Hans AndersonArthur Cox
The GrandmotherLucy Bradley
GerdaJune Peers
Kay, her playmateLeonard Warne
NeighbourArthur Ridley
Snow QueenBeryl Castelow
Wooden SoldiersMalcolm Burtonshaw
 Harry Hullah
 John Iceton
 Harry Cohen
EnchantressMary Spencer
Flower Spirit RosePamela Milne
Flower Spirit Tiger LilyJoan Forsyth
 Joyce Adcock
Flower Spirit ClematisOlga Whitehead
Flower Spirit SnowdropEstelle Briggs
 Valerie Stackhouse
Flower Spirit HyacinthBarbara Dalley
Flower Spirit ButtercupLesley Starforth
Flower Spirit NarcissusMargaret Murphy
RavenNorman Garbutt
His Tame BelovedAnita Bird
PrinceTony Dickinson
PrincessAnn Prideaux
Robber ChiefErnest Greaves
Robber WomanMargaret Shackleton
Robber GirlDorothy Prideaux
Other RobbersStephen Bates
 Neville Connor
 Donald Harrison
 Barry Jackson
 Frank Kendall
 Ralph Kendall
 Kenneth Lane
 William Ratcliffe
 Leslie Reyner
 Eric Rickatson
Wise WomanMuriel J. Dunning
ReindeerJohn Wood
Ice and Snow Spirits, Flower DancersBrenda Thorpe
 Margaret Sullivan
 Pauline Johnson
 Joyce Richardson
 Denise Pennalls
 Margaret Boardman
 Alison Brook
 Ann Sleight
 Jean Coates
 Denise Remmer
 Jean Bolton
 Ruth Feldman
 Clarissa Roberts
 Janice Hingley
 Monica Steel
 Patricia Carter

Backstage team

DirectorLucy Bradley
Stage ManagerArthur E. B. Brown
Assistant Stage ManagerPeter Joy
PropertiesBetty Claughton
PrompterNorah Shearer
Wardrobe MistressCora Greaves
Assisted byStella Ramsbottom
 Irene Douglas
PublicityJean Miller
Dances Arranged byMay Hurford
AuditoriumWinifred Crofts
 Freda Fenwick
Incidental Music arranged from Scandanavian Airs byRachel Stacey
Piano and Musical DirectionTom Mason
Recorder Boys from Cross Flatts School Senior DepartmentDavid Longthorn
 Garry Longthorn
 David Muhl
 David J. Pullan
Cover DesignJ. C. Newby
Scenery Designed and Painted byPeter Joy
 Arthur E. B. Brown

Archive documents

The following documents from the production are in the LAC archive.

Download: Programme
(227 KBytes)
Download: Review
(161 KBytes)
Download: Review
(180 KBytes)
Download: Review
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Download: Review
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Add to the archive

We’re always looking to add to our archive of past productions – if you have any other memories of The Snow Queen, we would be very pleased to hear from you.