“This production is visual, vivid and emotive, but beyond all full of imagination”
“The Ice Maiden is quite beautiful”
First performed at The Bike Shed Theatre as part of Ignite: Exeter’s Festival of Theatre, June 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.