Kiln Theatre, London
From Tue 10 Dec 2019 to Sat 18 Jan 2020
Andy's forty-three. He loves nostalgic television, pints down the pub, and listening to the whole album from beginning to end. His daughter, Maya, is twenty-one, 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, 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.
'Christmas – isn't that when they come home?'
'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'Guardian
'Like a really good Christmas film, in play form, with a strong emotional arc… a heart-warming, topical Christmas show for grown ups, constructed with care and craft'The Stage
'Terrific, often funny, occasionally heartbreaking'Theatrecat
6 Dec 2018Size: 198mm x 129mm
6 Dec 2018
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