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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.