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Snowflake Tickets

London Play
Kiln Theatre and Fictional Company present the London premiere of Snowflake by Mike Bartlett
‘Because Christmas. Well… That’s when they say people come home.’ Andy’s 43. He loves nostalgic TV and pints down the Kilburn High Road. His daughter Maya is 21. She left home three years ago and hasn’t spoken to him since. This Christmas, Andy knows she’s coming back – Maya knows she’s not. Snowflake is an epic story about generational conflict, fathers and daughters, and whether we’re living in the best or worst of times… The critically-acclaimed festive hit by Olivier Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated Mike Bartlett (Charles III, Doctor Foster), directed by Olivier Award-winner Clare Lizzimore (Bull), makes its London debut at Kiln Theatre. ★★★★★ ‘A Christmas cracker. Warm and funny.’ The Times ★★★★ ‘A masterfully written generational clash. Rich in insight, poignancy and optimism.’ The Guardian
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Rated 3.9 out of 5 (7 Reviews)
  • Review Avatar Dec 19, 2019

    Atmospheric theatre and current play

  • Review Avatar Dec 30, 2019

    Wonderful play, great actors, captured me from start to finish, humourus and emotionally moving.. Excellent..

  • Review Avatar Jan 1, 2020

    Very predictable plot. Was exactly what I thought it was going to be in terms of how the political points were portrayed/presented and it was very hard to side or feel empathy towards the two female protagonists/antagonists as they were characterised with such aggression and defensiveness from the outset, that it did feel as if both the father and audience were being bullied into believing his flaws, and in fact "our own". I walked out feeling as if he had been victimised, which I'm sure was not the writers intention, but as I say, the two actresses did not present the characters, in my opinion, in the best light, and they lacked depth from a writing perspective. Both sides of the argument seemed very polarizing and a little one note, which is a shame, because this is exactly what I was expecting, which I suppose in an ironic way, is very reflective of the way in which the country was completely divided by Brexit, and I have given it three stars because it did spark a debate after the show, if we had have walked away and not discussed the play at all, it would have got two.

  • Review Avatar Jan 4, 2020

    Fantastic script, brilliantly played characters especially the role of Alan. Very touching emotive writing, yet uplifting, funny and human. We were also impressed by the level of professionalism from Sanija from the restruant we had arrived a bit later in advanced with 30 mins to spare before the show. She was very helpful in what we could have within our time frame and was super friendly and attentive. Best service I have had in a while, we would defiantly be coming back.

  • Review Avatar Jan 12, 2020

    I was delighted with this thought proving play. 6 of us watched it aged from 26 to 60. We had an amazing and at times challenging discussion afterwards with each of us resolving to do something different in our own behaviour. Well worth watching

  • Review Avatar Jan 16, 2020

    The play was very well written & well acted. The set really reflected a church/village hall

  • Review Avatar Jan 18, 2020

    My wife and I (in our 60s) thought the contemporary storyline was very thought provoking. The male actor wonderfully portrays his struggle as a white middle aged man trying to understand modern community expectations of his gender and race in relation to the growing diversity of social norms. The two female actors play their parts brilliantly, alternating between demanding the right for their voices to be heard in a society that seems to undervalue their views and seeking to achieve a reconciliation between values of the past and those of the present/future.