Don’t be frozen out with The Snow Queen on TV

A Christmas Eve treat is on the way with a special live performance of Scottish Ballet’s The Snow Queen.

In a year of celebrations for Scotland’s national dance company, Scottish Ballet’s 50th anniversary comes to a spectacular close with the world premiere of CEO/ Artistic Director Christopher Hampson’s The Snow Queen.

BBC Scotland audiences will be treated to a performance of this new ballet as the glittering production takes over their homes, with a feature length screening this winter season.

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s much-loved tale, The Snow Queen is a story of love and friendship. (Click HERE to see Scottish Field’s exclusive photos from the production)

From the bustle of a winter’s market to the shivers of a fairytale forest, the production takes a journey to the Snow Queen’s palace and finds her surrounded by the icy fragments of an enchanted mirror.

Guaranteed to transport the whole family to a place of wonder, The Snow Queen is choreographed by Christopher Hampson, in collaboration with multi-award winning designer Lez Brotherston.

Set to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, the score will be performed by the full Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

The Snow Queen will be filmed live at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh.

As well as its screening on the BBC Scotland channel, it will be shown on BBC Four at a later date.

The Snow Queen will be shown on BBC Scotland from 7.30-8.55pm.