Tatty Hennessy’s one-woman adventure story A Hundred Words of Snow gets its West End debut next week at Trafalgar Studios, already trailing a shedload of five-star accolade. We’ve rounded up our review highlights below. Time to get booking!
After success at VAULT Festival and on tour, A Hundred Words of Snow, Tatty Hennessy‘s acclaimed coming-of-age story about grief, courage and polar bears, transfers to the West End’s Trafalgar Studios 2 from 5 to 30 March 2018, with a press night on 7 March.
This is a journey of epic proportions in every sense – through grief, adolescence and across the Arctic – as we follow Rory on her mission to get the ashes of her Arctic enthusiast dad to the North Pole, whilst discovering the full extent of the planet’s destruction and a lot about herself along the way.
Gemma Barnett reprises her performance as Rory, directed by Lucy Atkinson. Renowned polar explorer Felicity Aston MBE has acted as a production consultant. A Hundred Words of Snow has lighting design by Lucy Adams, sound design by Mark Sutcliffe and is produced by Rebecca Gwyther for RJG Productions.
A Hundred Words for Snow runs from 5 to 30 March 2019 at London’s Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY. Performances are Mondays to Saturdays at 7.45pm, with Thursday and Saturday matinees at 3pm. Tickets are priced £15-£30. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
Fergus Morgan: “A warm, witty and wonderful one-woman play… It is, first and foremost, a really funny, really touching coming-of-age story… But it’s also a thoughtful study of teenage grief, of adolescence in the face of extreme anguish. And it’s neatly layered, too – Hennessy artfully sows seeds at the play’s outset that have blossomed beautifully.”
Peter Brown: “Extraordinary and a sense of wonder… A hugely enjoyable show with fluent and engaging acting from Gemma Barnett, in an unusual story, brilliantly written by Tatty Hennessy. Highly recommended.
London City Nights – ★★★★
David James: “One hell of a monologue, transporting us from suburban London to the frozen Arctic and guiding us through the depths of grief. A brilliant bit of writing performed to perfection… Hilarious and movingly poetic.”
Daniel Perks: “A Hundred Words For Snow shows the human feats of strength and pluck that come with determination and belief in a cause. Tatty Hennessy writes with intent, describing thoughts, facts and narrative in detail… Evocative and breathtaking.”
Damian Russell: “You may manage not to cry, you may even find some of the puns to be unfunny, but A Hundred Words For Snow hits an emotional level that is impressive in its intensity and its range… A charming, disarming, engaging production.”
Michael Davies: “What struck me from the word go is how candid Rory is about everything – how she’s feeling, what she’s thinking, the minutiae… Barnett vividly conveys the range of emotions.”
Alice Devoy: “A touching one-woman show about grief and growing up… Gemma Barnett’s performance is touching and energetic… Leaves you inspired to embrace the adventure that is life, take the bad with the good and go with the flow.”