SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW STORMS BACK INTO AUSTRALIA
Slava’s Snowshow returns to Australia for a limited season playing at the Theatre Royal from 11 to 23 June 2013.
Since its creation by renowned Russian clown Slava Polunin in 1993, Slava’s Snowshow has played to millions of people in more than 30 countries and 120 cities including New York, London, Los Angeles, Paris, Rome, Hong Kong, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro and Moscow. The show comes to Australia in 2013 following a second sell-out Winter season in London and is already confirmed to return to London for its third year this Christmas. The tour commences at Sydney’s Theatre Royal from 11 to 23 June 2013.
The show has garnered worldwide popular and critical acclaim, as well as a growing number of awards – in the USA Slava’s Snowshow earned a Tony nomination for Special Theatrical Event in 2009 and won the Drama Desk Award in 2005 for Unique Theatrical Experience; in the UK, the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment (1998) and the Time Out Award (1994); and in Australia, the Helpmann Award for Best Visual or Physical Theatre (2000); as well as a host of other awards in Russia, France, Mexico, Denmark, Spain and the UKSlava’s Snowshow has been lauded as "a theatre classic of the 20th century" by The Times in London, and Slava Polunin praised as "the best clown in the world".
Slava Polunin created his Snowshow following his performance as part of Cirque du Soleil’s Alegria, drawing on the influence of artists such as Charlie Chaplin, Marcel Marceau and Leonid Engibarov. He and his company of clowns have taken clowning out of the world of circus, and brought it into the theater. Slava’s Snowshow is a fusion of traditional and contemporary theatrical clowning arts, and a beautifully crafted visual spectacle.
The show creates a world of wonderment and fantasy that transports the audience to a dream-like place, where a bed becomes a boat in a storm-tossed sea; a woman is wrapped in cellophane and becomes flowers in a vase; a child walks in amazement inside a bubble; Slava boards a train and then becomes the train, his chimney-pot hat billowing smoke; and a web of unspun cotton envelopes the audience. The stunning finale sees a letter turn into snowflakes, and the flakes turn into a snowstorm, which whirls around the auditorium, leaving the audience ankle-deep in snow.
“Slava’s Snowshow is to clowning what Cirque du Soleil is to the circus.Slava’s Snowshow is as theatrical as it is simple, as involving as it is inspiring”– Variety
"The single most beautiful thing I have ever seen in a theatre in my life." -Simon Callow, Sunday Express, UK
Slava’s Snowshow is presented by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions andDavid Atkins Enterprises with Slava and Gwenael Allan
Created and staged by Slava Polunin
THEATRE ROYAL, SYDNEY
11 JUNE TO 23 JUNE
TICKETMASTER 1300 723 038 OR TICKETMASTER.COM.AU
Tickets on sale 18 February.
LYRIC THEATRE, QPAC, BRISBANE
26 JUNE - 30 JUNE
QPAC.COM.AU OR 136246
CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE
3 JULY - 7 JULY
CANBERRATHEATRECENTRE.COM.AU OR 02 6275 2700
COMEDY THEATRE, MELBOURNE
17 JULY TO 28 JULY
TICKETMASTER 1300 111 011 OR TICKETMASTER.COM.AU