The multi-award winning international sensation SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW returns to the UK this autumn commencing its 2017 journey at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff on Wednesday 17th November, with a national press night on Thursday 18th November. The show tours to Salford, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Norwich, Bristol and Southampton before making a return to London’s Southbank Centre for an unprecedented fifth season of festive magic from 18th December – 4th January. The Snowshow is produced by Matthew Gale and Mark Goucher.
A combination of theatrical clowning and stunning visual spectacle, SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW is performed by a world-renowned company of clowns led by Slava Polunin, Artistic Director of the St Petersburg Circus.
SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW is the internationally acclaimed winner of the Time Out, Olivier and Drama Desk awards for most unique theatrical experience. It had its UK premiere at the Edinburgh Festival in 1994, and has since toured all over the country, delighting audiences of all ages and winning an Olivier Award for Best Entertainment during its run at the Old Vic in 1998. The show’s popularity overseas has seen it performed in 80 cities around the globe including New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Rome, Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro and Moscow.
Ahead of the opening of UK Slava Polunin visits the UK to launch his new book Alchemy of Snowness. The publication explores Slava’s role as an artist, a creator, a performer, and of his Snowshow, the theatre spectacle that has entertained, enchanted and touched audiences worldwide. The book traces Slava’s artistic journey and exhilarating exploration in his creation of “a show that would bring us back to our childhood dreams; a show which would help spectators be released from the jail of adulthood and rediscover their forgotten childhood”. With 27 stunning illustrations throughout by artist Quint Buchholz punctuating Slava’s poetic storytelling this book is a must-read for anyone intrigued by the creative process and for those longing for a little magic in their lives. The UK launches take place on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 May at 6.30pm: Waterstones, 203-206 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9HD.
The show’s triumphant return to the Royal Festival Hall after four highly successful winter seasons will mark the culmination of the latest stage in an extraordinary journey, which has seen it become a key part of the UK cultural landscape.
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, fellow practitioners and families worldwide.
SLAVA’S SNOW SHOW
ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, LONDON
Mon 18th December 2017 – Thur 4th January 2018
Box Office: 0844 875 0073
Tickets: £20 to £105
Age Guidance: Recommended for children 8 years and over and strictly no children under 3 will be permitted
NB SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW is performed by an ensemble company. It is rarely known in advance which clowns will perform at which performance.
2017 UK TOUR DATES
Tue 17 – Sat 21 October Box Office: 029 2063 6464
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff www.wmc.org.uk
Tue 24 – Sat 28 October Box Office: 0843 2086000
The Lowry, Salford www.thelowry.com
Wed 1 – Sun 5 November Box Office: 0131 529 6000
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh www.edtheatres.com
Tue 7 – Sat 11 November Box Office: 0844 871 7648
King’s Theatre, Glasgow www.atgtickets.com
Tue 21 – Sat 25 November Box Office: 01603 630000
Theatre Royal, Norwich www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk
Tue 28 Nov – Sat 2 December Box Office: 0844 871 7627
Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol http://www.atgtickets.com
Tue 5 – Sat 9th December Box Office: 023 8071 1811
Mayflower, Southampton www.mayflower.org.uk
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