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Snowflake

Snowflake

By Mike Bartlett
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781848428171, 80 pages, December 2018

Description

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.

Reviews

 

'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'

- WhatsOnStage

 

'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

 

'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

 

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

- The Times

 

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

- Time Out