Kendal Community Theatre is set to stage 'The Snow Queen in Kendal', a magical Christmas show filled with fairytales, dance, and audience participation.

Celebrating local talent, the play infuses traditional fairytales with a Cumbrian twist and is scheduled to run from December 6, with a special 'Pay What You Can Afford' night on December 7.

Drawing upon the enchanting landscapes and myths of Cumbria, the festive production has been adapted from the famous Hans Christian Andersen tale by local writer and director, Ginny Moss, with Beth Saunders and Jules Boswell.

2023 has seen Kendal Community Theatre delve deep into the realms of fantasy, with A Midsummer's Day Dream echoing through the streets of Kendal in June, and a Marathon Fairy Tale storytelling session captivating audiences in August.

'The Snow Queen in Kendal' tells the riveting tale of young Gerda on her valiant quest to rescue her lost friend Kay from the icy clutches of the Snow Queen, set against a backdrop of the chilling Cumberland and Westmorland fells.

More than a simple play, it is an immersive experience offering dance, audience participation, and even life-size puppets crafted by the backstage crew.

Reflecting the rich pool of community talent, those involved with the production range from Sandgate School pupils to members of the local drumming group, Taiko Tethera.

Into this pulsing tapestry come the backstage talents too, with company members designing costumes that shimmer with sparkle and magic.

Kendal Community Theatre's commitment to inclusivity and creativity goes beyond the stage.

The professionally directed theatre company, established in 2012, has been producing live theatre in Kendal each year, including during the 'Covid year'.

It aims to deliver theatre productions which are inclusive, encouraging participation from everyone in the community. Anyone is welcome to join them, the company never auditions.

The Snow Queen in Kendal runs from December 6-8.

Tickets to the 'Pay What You Can Afford' night on December 7 must be booked at no charge, with donations paid on arrival.

In addition, they also offer a Family Ticket for two adults and two children for the performances on December 6 and 8.

Tickets can be secured at