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.
These photographs were taken at the production, and are displayed here courtesy of Leeds Children’s Theatre.
|Hans Anderson||Arthur Cox|
|The Grandmother||Lucy Bradley|
|Kay, her playmate||Leonard Warne|
|Snow Queen||Beryl Castelow|
|Wooden Soldiers||Malcolm Burtonshaw|
|Flower Spirit Rose||Pamela Milne|
|Flower Spirit Tiger Lily||Joan Forsyth|
|Flower Spirit Clematis||Olga Whitehead|
|Flower Spirit Snowdrop||Estelle Briggs|
|Flower Spirit Hyacinth||Barbara Dalley|
|Flower Spirit Buttercup||Lesley Starforth|
|Flower Spirit Narcissus||Margaret Murphy|
|His Tame Beloved||Anita Bird|
|Robber Chief||Ernest Greaves|
|Robber Woman||Margaret Shackleton|
|Robber Girl||Dorothy Prideaux|
|Other Robbers||Stephen Bates|
|Wise Woman||Muriel J. Dunning|
|Ice and Snow Spirits, Flower Dancers||Brenda Thorpe|
|Stage Manager||Arthur E. B. Brown|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Peter Joy|
|Wardrobe Mistress||Cora Greaves|
|Assisted by||Stella Ramsbottom|
|Dances Arranged by||May Hurford|
|Incidental Music arranged from Scandanavian Airs by||Rachel Stacey|
|Piano and Musical Direction||Tom Mason|
|Recorder Boys from Cross Flatts School Senior Department||David Longthorn|
|David J. Pullan|
|Cover Design||J. C. Newby|
|Scenery Designed and Painted by||Peter Joy|
|Arthur E. B. Brown|
The following documents from the production are in the LAC 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.