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Illustration by Tara Carone.

Whiter Than Snow

Mike Kenny, playwright


65 pgs. 3 female, 3 male
Originally produced by Birmingham Repertory, UK, in 2006
Run Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Audience Recommendation: 7+

Once upon a time
In a far away land
In a time of war
Stands a young woman
Because you don’t know her yet,
Or anything about her,
You’ll be noticing one thing about her
And probably only one.

She’s short.

Meet Frieda and the Frantz family, the world-famous travelling performers of the best Snow White story you’ll ever see. But there’s a problem, Snow White has run off with the Prince! Just when it looks like the final curtain’s about to fall, the perfect leading lady turns up hiding amongst the mothballs. The snow will go on, however, perfection is not always what it seems…

This witty, insightful re-telling of the Snow White story takes you on a journey through dangerous and shifting landscapes, daring you to go beyond the fairytale.

“Mike Kenny’s extraordinarily powerful piece…a marvelous evening with the heart-warming declaration that size doesn’t matter a scrap.” The Stage, UK

“An invigorating mix of the courageous and the chaotic…this never patronizes its young audience.” The Times, UK

“A mould-breaking show disguised as a modest, light-hearted romp.” Birmingham Post, UK

“Witty and hugely entertaining…exceptional, thought-provoking theatre with universal appeal.” The Herald, Scotland

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $75 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

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