The Virgin in the Ice


Middle Ground Theatre Company presents the World Premiere Stage Adaptation of Ellis Peters’ famous medieval sleuth CADFAEL: The Virgin in the Ice.

It is winter 1139 and raging civil war has sent many refugees fleeing north from Worcester, among them an orphaned boy, his beautiful 17 year old sister, and a young nun.  But they seem to have disappeared somewhere in the wild winter landscape of frost and snow – and Brother Cadfael embarks on a dangerous quest to find them... The search will lead him to discover a chilling and terrible murder, and a tale of passion gone astray.

Ellis Peters’ Cadfael novels sold millions of copies globally, and this World Stage Première celebrates the centenary of her birth. Veteran actor Gareth Thomas, twice BAFTA nominated in a career which spans 50 years and includes the title role in the cult classic sci-fi series Blake’s 7, leads a quality cast of fifteen,  including Richard Walsh (London’s Burning), James Palmer (River City) and Rupert Baker (London’s Burning).

Featuring film projections, lavish settings and bespoke music, this stunning new production is produced by Middle Ground Theatre Company, who this year mark 25 years of bringing quality drama to the stage.

By Ellis Peters

Adapted, designed and directed by Michael Lunney

Music by Lynette Webster and Ray Mytton

Lighting Design by Bob Hodges

Film Production by White Tip Media

Starring Gareth Thomas, Rupert Baker, Christopher Berry, Hannah Burton, Greg Fitch, Paul Hassall,Tom Kanji, John Langford, Adam Lloyd-James, Jenny-May Darcy, Daniel Murray, James Morley, James Palmer, George Telfer and Richard Walsh

Main Auditorium

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 19:45 to Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 20:00

Tue - Thur eve 7:45pm

Fri & Sat eve 8:00pm

Thur & Sat mats 2:30pm

Running time: 2 hrs 30 mins including a 20 min interval

Supper and Show tickets are available for all evening performances. Please call Box Office to book.


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