It has been confirmed that playwright Tatty Hennessy’s coming of age story will play at the Trafalgar Studios from the 5th March 2019.
Directed by Lucy Atkinson, A Hundred Words for Snow is Tatty Hennessy’s coming of age play about grief, courage and polar bears, returning to London following a run at at the Vault Festival earlier this year.
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.
Talking about the news, Tatty Hennessy said: “As a female and feminist playwright, I’m excited to write a piece of serious drama focused on a teenage girl, one that takes her difficulties and desires seriously, especially at a time when the pressures and constraints on young women are so varied and complex. It also looks at our relationship with the planet, the delicate interconnectedness of nature and our impact on the earth, sadly all the more relevant in the wake of the UN’s stark and startling Climate Change Report.”
A Hundred Words for Snow will be performed by Gemma Barnett a recent graduate from the Oxford School of Drama. Her recent credits include Matt Parvin’s Cousins (Soho Theatre), Ella Road’s Roosting(Park Theatre), Rehearsed reading of Camilla Whitehill’s Oil and Matter (Bunker Theatre) (Damsel Develops) and Josie-Dale Jone’s Flog (Camden People’s Theatre).
The production is produced by Rebecca Gwyther and features lighting by Lucy Adams and sound design by Mark Sutcliffe.
A Hundred Words for Snow will play at the Trafalgar Studios from the 5th March until the 30th March 2019. To book tickets visit ATG Tickets.