My Love Lies Frozen in the Ice

Theatre (devised, physical theatre)

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  • Pleasance Dome - KingDome
  • 12:30
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 8+
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Dead Rabbits Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains audience participation
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Signed Performance
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


In 1897, three explorers took off to the arctic in a free-flying balloon. Behind them, they left a woman who could not forget them. Winners of the Les Infants Terribles Award 2019, Dead Rabbits present a highly visual and physical journey through whiter than white nights and darker than dark days, where nothing is what it seems. A tale of love, loss and strange power of the human heart. Presented by Dead Rabbits. Recipient of the 2019 Greenwich Partnership Award.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Signed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Main queue inside Dome at left of building. Level access to left of venue — ask staff for assistance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

Signed performances

  • Dates: 20 August
  • Interpreter: Laura Goulden - Not Selected
  • Type: BSL
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating requests in relation to the location of the interpeter.

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  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Lucy Ball 113 days ago

A sparkling jewel of a show. Warm, funny, moving, inventive. Great work, Dead Rabbits TC!

Rebecca Jeanes 113 days ago

This is simply the most beautiful show. So funny, inventive, inspired and moving. I cannot recommend it highly enough. *****

Alan Coyne (@DoyleELF) 114 days ago

A simply beautiful show that incorporates so many elements of design, all done exceedingly well. Funny & whimsical, and also able to conjure heartbreak in a single stunning image. The actors are gloriously talented and can shift gears from casually interactive to melodrama to sincere connection without missing a beat. I love theatre that brings into being a sense of play, and this show does that in creative and joyous ways.

AdrianDeane Brannen-Jurgenson 114 days ago

Very good example of professionals working a devised and somewhat audience-improvised piece. This troupe knew how to set the tone from the greeting through to the final hoisting of the beautiful white “sails.” They were rather different tones, but with the well-chosen music and the sheer acting talent and heart of the center-stage central character, any choppiness in tone previously suspected was immediately melted into a touching tear (the final visual, conducted with the dedicated effort of the rest of the cast/team, very much make this ending effective, as well). By the end, I even found myself thinking about the beauty of “devised theater” as a representative goal of how to live a life.

Salammbo Connolly 114 days ago

I saw a lot of shows at the Fringe, but this was by far the most aesthetically pleasing one. I was in awe at the way the the actors managed to transform the stage into a scene of adventure, love and loss. On top of that, the actors were so charismatic and the story both funny and gut-wrenching. Honestly couldn't recommend it enough.

Jamie Shepherd 116 days ago

If a show at the fringe moved me this much to laughter then tears then I can’t remember when. Add to that elaborate creative props and scenery and great audience interaction and this is a real beezer. Come back and do Ernest Nobile next to me!

Anton Grashion 116 days ago

Wonderful. Just what I love about the Fringe is when you are taken to unexpected places by the ingenuity and skill of the performers and writers. Expecting a romp but given a sensitively delivered tragi-comedy with a very moving ending. Littered with glorious silliness the Dead Rabbits are a must see show this year.

Lesley Warner 121 days ago

An entertaining and moving show by a talented and enthusiastic cast! They took us with them to the Arctic, and the various depictions of the balloon were wonderfully done.

Keith Baxter 123 days ago

A great show that is both funny and moving. Part celebration of the heroic age of polar exploration; part sentimental tragi-comedy with a dash of social relevance thrown in. Highly recommended.

JM 124 days ago

This turned out to be a real gem! Very creative staging, an interesting story, strong performances, and lots of humor. Highly recommend.

Aude C 124 days ago

This show about a balloon expedition to the Arctic was in turns very funny and quietly heartbreaking. I was pleased that we'd found a show at the Fringe to satisfy my craving for polar exploration stories (after a dedicated search for every possible Arctic-related keyword); I can't say how happy I am that it turned out to be so good. I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good adventure story, with engaging performers and the sort of small, intimist setting that lets you be drawn into a play and won't let you easily pull yourself back out.

John Fuller 125 days ago

I loved this show. It’s a good, true story to start with, but the clever writing, ingenious staging and excellent performances made it something more. It’s funny, sad, touching and original. My pick of the Fringe so far.

Pippa Hyde 125 days ago

What a lovely, and moving, show, beautiful to look at and impressively acted. Everything a one-act play should be. Highly recommended.

Kate Gaul 126 days ago

My Love Lies Frozen in the Ice – Dead Rabbits Theatre (UK) A folk tale based on the true story of Salomon Andrée’s doomed balloon expedition to the Arctic in 1897. Set thirty years after Andrée launched from Svalbard with Nils Strindberg and Knut Fraenkel,and told through the eyes of Nils’s fiancée who continues to obsess over her lost love, we are treated to a multi-layered narrative, which allows space for mischievous buffoonery and knowing references to changing attitudes to gender. Theatre of the huffy and puffy – the more dramatic the tale became the more huffy and puffy the actors became. Nice story partially realised. 2 Remnants of Cheese.

Mark Reynolds 128 days ago

Best physical theatre show I've seen at fringe so far this year. 4 very good performers break the fourth wall (in the best way) to tell this true story with the most creative use of set I've ever seen at edfringe. First time fringe performers take Pleasance Dome by storm, go and see this really good show when you can; thoroughly recommend.

Philippa 129 days ago

What a wildly inventive and beautifully realised show this is. One of the most talented, creative engaging young companies I’ve come across in a long time telling a sad, beautiful story with impeccable physical theatricality and a dash of comic genius. My pick of the Fringe. Buy your tickets in advance - this show should (and will) sell out.

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 112 days ago

The true story of the explorer Solomon Andre, the first person to fly to the North Pole in a hydrogen balloon, is brought to life in this highly inventive production. Cleverly utilising the simplest of props and physicality, Dead Rabbits Theatre transport us to sublime landscapes and perilous conditions. Most...

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 121 days ago

In 1897, three Swedes, led by adventurer Salomon Andree, set off in a hydrogen balloon in a highly public attempt to become the first men to reach the North Pole ...

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Edinburgh Guide (4/5 stars) 123 days ago

“Today ladies and gentlemen we will begin our performance with a sad and slightly mournful song.” This is delivered with smiles, hinting at both the tragedy and comedy to come. We are attending a university conference on the famous psychiatric case of Mathilde, who has adhered to her apparent delusions...

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FringeReview 124 days ago

The cast greet the audience as we arrive.  There is a friendly banter, and we know we are in for a story.  The introduction begins – some music, playfully and knowingly played on ukeleles, accordion and maracas.  Our attention is grabbed. Based on a true story, My Love Lies Frozen...

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 127 days ago

A tale of love, loss and exploration, this is an intrepid exploration of physical theatre and storytelling. The soundtrack to Amelie plays gently in the background as we’re ushered in by the cast, already on stage and interacting. This is a sign of things to come, as the fourth wall...

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British Theatre Guide (4/5 stars) 128 days ago

Look for tickets... Told with warmth and playfulness, with gentle support from the audience, the true story of Salomon Andrée’s doomed balloon expedition to the Arctic in 1897 is given a joyful celebration by Dead Rabbits Theatre Company.Set thirty years after Andrée launched from Svalbard with Nils Strindberg and Knut...

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