VAULT FESTIVAL, London, TRAFALGAR STUDIOS, London
“It’s a bit weird to be sitting in the Arctic Circle chatting to a fit boy with your Dad’s ashes in your backpack”
Rory’s Dad was an explorer. Well, not literally. Literally he was a Geography teacher. But inside, she knows, he was Bear Grylls.
And when he dies suddenly in an accident, Rory knows he needs her help to make one last expedition.
With a plastic compass and Dad’s ashes at her side, Rory sets off in the footsteps of all the dead beardy explorers before her, to get Dad to the North Pole. Before Mum finds out they’ve gone.
A Hundred Words for Snow is about being an explorer in a melting world. It’s a coming of age story. With polar bears.
After its original run at VAULT Festival 2018, the show transferred for a month long run at Trafalgar Studios on the West End, from March 5th-30th 2019. That run garnered us 3 Offie nominations, for Best Director, Most Promising Playwright, and Best Play, and a win for Gemma Barnett as Best Actress.
Written by Tatty Hennessy
Starring Gemma Barnett
Produced by RG Creative
Sound Design by Mark Sutcliffe
Lighting Design by Lucy Adams
Set Design by Christianna Mason
Stage Management by Bryony Byrne
Production Photography by Nick Rutter
Originally produced by The Old Red Lion Theatre as part of the Old Red Lion Month Of Readings
Created with the support of Arts Council England