17 Aug 2012

The Snow Queen Opens The MetroPlus Theatre Festival

The Snow Queen’s India tour commenced with it’s first shows opening the prestigious Chennai MetroPlus Theatre Fest at Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall on the 10th August.

‘We had 875 in our first night audience…’ reports Trestle’s Artistic Director, Emily Gray ‘…so amazing, welcoming Trestle Theatre to open the festival in front of nearly 1000 people!!! I was quite overwhelmed, Trestle goes BIG internationally. An audience of families, school children and regular theatre going adults’. The show received amazing feedback from the audience* and the cast and creative team were truly welcomed by the people of Chennai:

‘Thanks for [a] Great show and Jam-Packed performance ‘ (sic)

‘What a spectacular & energetic production! Witty dialogue, powerful performances’

There was a preview show in the morning for 150 children who had participated in workshops and they loved it. They described the show being about revenge and friendship and one child said their favourite moment was when the Snow Queen was able to forgive – ‘they completely got it!’ exclaimed Emily.

A sharing of work by the children followed - with wonderful gestures and music inspired by the workshops - beautifully performing the traditional Japanese story of the The Samurai and Tea Master.

The show performs in Mumbai on Tues 14th - Thurs 16th at NCPA’s Experimental Theatre and in Bangalore on Tues 21st, Wed 22nd at Ranga Shankar Theatre on it’s final leg of the tour.

*audience feedback from Twitter @trestletheatre

For details about The Snow Queen tour in India, click here

UK show dates on 30th Aug, 1st & 2nd Sept.
For info & bookings click here

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