Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781848428171Publication Date:
6 Dec 2018
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First Staged:
Old Fire Station, Oxford, 2018


By Mike Bartlett

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Andy loves nostalgic television, pints down the pub, and listening to the whole album from beginning to end. His daughter, Maya, wears good shoes, likes good arguments, and has a secret plan to bring down the government.

The trouble is, three years ago Maya left home, and they haven't spoken since. But this Christmas, she might be coming back. Andy knows she's going to stay. Maya knows she's not.

Mike Bartlett's play Snowflake is an epic story about generational conflict, fathers and daughters, and whether we're living in the best or worst of times. It premiered at the Old Fire Station, Oxford, in 2018, and was revived at Kiln Theatre, London, in 2019, directed by Clare Lizzimore.

Extra Content: 'Into my carefully constructed two-hander walked an unexpected third character. Suddenly my domestic miniature was more about wider divisions in our society, the contrasts of class, race and generation.' Mike Bartlett on writing Snowflake, in an article for The Guardian, 22 November 2018.

‘Because Christmas. Well… That’s when they say people come home.’


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'A Christmas show that feels simultaneously festive, caustic, refreshingly woke and authentically heartwarming... tremendous fun... a richly enjoyable, thought-provoking play that speaks urgently to the here and now while also taking on broader, timeless truths'


'Bartlett's bittersweet Christmas play smartly explores the generation gap in Brexit Britain'

Time Out

'A winner: warm and funny, but also bracing… Christmas for grown-ups. Excellent stuff'

The Times

'A masterfully written generational clash lies at the heart of this timely story rich in insight, poignancy and optimism… a seasonal show with a heart and mind'


'Devastatingly insightful, heartfelt... crackles with timely, utterly believable dialogue, skilfully articulating the assumptions and hypocrisies that underpin many intergenerational conflicts... an astutely written study of emotional fragility'

The Stage

'Terrific, often funny, occasionally heartbreaking'

Paperback,80 pages ISBN: 9781848428171Publication Date:
6 Dec 2018
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook,80 pages ISBN: 9781788501354Publication Date:
6 Dec 2018
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by Mike Bartlett:

Mrs Delgado
King Charles III
Earthquakes in London
The 47th
An Intervention
Love, Love, Love
Doctor Foster: The Scripts
Not Talking
Mike Bartlett Plays: Two
My Child

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