Slava's Snowshow to Return to London's Royal Festival Hall for Christmas Season, Preceded by U.K. Tour
25 Mar 2014
The Olivier Award-winning Slava's Snowshow, which has previously enjoyed West End seasons at the Piccadilly Theatre and Old Vic, and played both Broadway and Off-Broadway, is to return to London for its fourth consecutive Christmas engagement at the Royal Festival Hall, beginning performances Dec. 17 prior to an official opening Dec. 18, for a run through Jan. 5, 2015.
Prior to its London run, it will also tour to Birmingham (Nov. 12-16), Woking (Nov. 19-23), Bath (Nov. 26-30), Edinburgh (Dec. 3-6) and Manchester (Dec. 9-13).
Described in press materials as a combination of theatrical clowning and stunning visual spectacle, it is performed by an international company of clowns led by Slava Polunin, was recently appointed artistic director of the St. Petersburg Circus. Influenced by artists such as Chaplin, Marcel Marceau and Engibarov, Slava and his company have taken clowning out of the world of circus, and brought it to theatre lovers. Performed by an ensemble company, it is rarely known in advance which clowns will perform at which performance.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.