A Hundred Words For Snow
by Tatty Hennessy
3 November - 1 December 2023
Illustration: Madison Coby
Gothenburg English Studio Theatre presents
the Scandinavian premiere of
A Hundred Words for Snow
by Tatty Hennessy
75 minutes, no interval
Iris van Dongen
SET & LIGHT DESIGN
Emil Wickholm Thureson
Rory's dad was an explorer, well not quite, he was a Geography teacher, but Rory knows that he was made for something more. When he passes away suddenly, Rory makes it her mission to fulfill his lifelong dream. Alone and in the footprints of all the intrepid explorers before her, she sets out on an epic journey of self-discovery in a land of melting ice-caps.
“…if all the skin of the world hadn’t cooled and settled the way that it did and the oceans hadn’t flowed the way that they do and the ice didn’t freeze the way that it does… then I, Rory, me, here, hello, would never have been sitting watching my mum cry in a helicopter in a snowstorm with my dad’s ashes at the North Pole.”
Warm, funny and poignant, A Hundred Words For Snow will take you on an unforgettable adventure through love, loss and endless snow. After its prize-winning first performances, it transferred to London's West End, where it received 4 Offie nominations including Best New Play and Most Promising New Playwright.
"I became kind of obsessed with these stories of adventure, but I noticed that he heroes of these stories were almost always dead, beardy men... I wanted to rewrite that narrative with a different hero."
- Tatty Hennessy
We have installed a hearing loop (hörslinga) in our new theatre space! Now hearing our actors will be easier for our audience members who use hearing aids or have cochlear implants.
"Intelligent and well crafted entertainment." - Göteborgs-Posten
"The play embarks on both an outer and inner journey" - GEST audience member
"Dazzingly skillful" - Kai Martin (kaimartin.blog.se)
"The rhythm of the monologue resembles that of a grand classical musical piece" - Göteborgs-Posten
Available on tour from December 2023 and throughout 2024.