We’re partial to a dark and twisty grown-up show so our interest was immediately piqued by the press release for Snowflakes, a black comedy promising a cross between Black Mirror and Inside No. 9. Exploring themes of morality, justice and revenge, Robert Boulton’s debut play offers a dystopian take on trial by social media, where the consequences of cancellation are distinctly more permanent than being hounded off Twitter.
‘A compelling play for our times’: SNOWFLAKES – Park Theatre
For Chronic Insanity’s latest piece entitled Snowflakes the company has partnered up with Dissident Theatre in a production at London’s Park Theatre. It’s a dystopian alternative reality comedy drama – more the latter than the former – which doesn’t exactly break new ground content wise for the group or more generally.
‘A dark premise that feels disturbingly possible’: SNOWFLAKES – Old Red Lion Theatre
I was surprised when I discovered this is Robert Boulton’s debut play as a playwright, as there is a confidence and natural dark humour I’d associate with a more experienced writer.
VIDEO: How far would you go to right a wrong? Snowflakes post-show Q&A
How far would you go to right a wrong? Terri Paddock discussed with the cast and creatives of Robert Boulton’s debut play Snowflakes after a performance at the Old Red Lion Theatre.
‘Raw, unfiltered & full of personality’: SNOWFLAKES – Old Red Lion Theatre ★★★★
At the end of Snowflakes’ shocking road full of twists and turns, the tiny Old Red Lion Theatre expanded into this small universe full of female empowerment.
‘The Dumb Waiter meets Black Mirror at a WeWork’: Join Terri Paddock at the Old Red Lion for a Snowflakes Q&A
We are back on for brand-new biting black comedy Snowflakes, for which I was originally due to chair a post-show Q&A in April 2020. The inaugural play from Dissident Theatre Company now premieres this autumn at the Old Red Lion Theatre.
NEWS: Dissident Theatre premieres cancel culture comedy Snowflakes
Robert Boulton’s cancel culture play Snowflakes, whose original 2020 run was cancelled due to Covid, finally gets its premiere this month at the Old Red Lion Theatre.
New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for new ‘cancel culture’ black comedy Snowflakes
After the Old Red Lion Triptych in March, I’ll return to the Islington venue for the world premiere of this darkest of modern comedies, the inaugural production from Dissident Theatre Company.