The Ice Maiden – Exeter Ignite and Barnstaple Fringe TheatreFest 2013


“She, the murderess, the destroyer, is half a child of air and half the powerful ruler of the streams”

SourDough Theatre present Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ice Maiden, the dark tale of a young man called Rudy, whose life is beset by an evil being – the queen of the glaciers, a force of icy rage from the natural world, the titular Ice Maiden. After escaping her when he was young he must now do everything in his power to resist the lure of the Ice Maiden and escape her frosty grasps.

Working from Andersen’s original text, SourDough have devised their own version, merging the old story with their new interpretation. Here they unveil their production of this morbid fairy-tale, exploring a world that is both enticing and dangerous. The story is illustrated with many of the company’s favourite devices; shadows, projection, puppetry and live music.

We will be performing at two different festivals, with a total of five performances throughout June:

Ignite: Exeter’s Festival of Theatre (

The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Friday 7th June, 2:40pm

Saturday 8th June, 12:20pm

Tickets available at for just £6.

Fringe TheatreFest, Barnstaple (

The Baptist Hall, Barnstaple

Thursday 20th June, 8:00pm

Friday 21st June, 4:15pm

Saturday 22nd June, 7:30pm

Tickets just £5. For ticketing info, see or call the Box Office on 01271 32 42 42

See you all there!


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