A Spell of Cold Weather

by Charles Way


Age Advice: 4+

A Spell of Cold Weather is a play originally written by Charles Way for Theatre Centre in 1995. Theatre Centre toured this play, in a new production, to audiences aged 4+ in primary schools in 2003.

Deep in the frozen heart of winter the world’s most miserable farmers have forgotten Christmas. But the snow has brought the magic of a mishevious fairy trickster. The animals talk, there’s toothpaste in the slippers and a cockerel in the bedroom. Not what little Holly, on a visit from the city, was expecting and certainly not what she needs.

Creative Team

Writer: Charles Way
Director: Rosamunde Hutt
Designer: Caroline Thaw
Cast: Anita Koh, Carole Dance, Dave Dickson and Richard Walker
Composer: John Hardy
Choreographer: Jeanefer Jean-Charles
Musical Director: Luke Carver Goss
Puppetry Director: Sean Myatt
Lighting Designer: Gareth Starkey
Production Manager: Jane Mackintosh
Company Stage Manager: Marijke Zwart
Production Assistant: Joseph Coelho

The information on this page has been gathered from archive materials. Do you have more information about this play, or were you involved in its production? Let us know by leaving a comment below or contacting us.

"Resisting the temptation to over-sprinkle this play for small children with heavy-handed morality and schmaltz, Charles Way’s A Spell of Cold Weather is an amiable and cosy tale of kindness celebrating the power of good old-fashioned fun."

Tamsin Curry, Metro, 4 Stars

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