Prepare yourself to be spooked as the new trailer for Cumbrian thriller We Know Now Snowmen Exist gives away some of the facts that make true story behind this play such a shocking mystery. Have a watch, then book your tickets… if you dare!
The spine-tingling thriller, which is written by Michael Spencer and runs from 19 to 23 March at The Space, is inspired by the unsolved mystery of the Dyatlov Pass Incident of 1959. There, nine ski-hikers died in the Ural Mountains in still-unexplained circumstances. Six of the party perished from hypothermia, having fled their tent in differing states of undress. Three received injuries deemed unlikely to have been caused by a human. Their bodies were found over the space of four months; some up trees, some missing parts of their face…
Set in the modern day, a group of women set out on a charity hike… and never return. What really awaits the girls outside the relative safety of their tent – and more importantly, do they really know who’s inside it? Why was the tent cut open? Why were the bodies partially dressed in each other’s’ clothing? And what was meant by the group’s chilling final journal entry; ‘We know now that snowmen exist’.
We Know Now Snowmen Exist was a smash hit at the Carlisle Fringe Festival in 2018, winning the Creative Spark Commission for New Theatre in a sold out five-star run. It is now a finalist for the prestigious Cumbria Culture Awards Live Production of the Year.
The all-female cast of We Know Now Snowmen Exist includes Rowan Kikke (Lisa), Rebekah Holly Neilson (Rachael), Vanessa Sedgwick (Chloe), Chloe Sturrock (Hayley), and Naomi Webster (Zoe). In keeping with the Cumbrian tradition of Highly Suspect, all the actors are either Cumbrian-born or trained in England’s northernmost county.
Director Lexie Ward won the NODA Best Director Award in 2015 for her production of Tom, Dick and Harry. She was also Assistant Director for Sense and Sensibility at Theatre by the Lake in 2018.
Writer Michael Spencer has had pieces performed at Southwark Playhouse and The Other Palace, as well as writing for radio and having his play Unholy Congregation toured.
We Know Now Snowmen Exist runs from 19 to 23 March at The Space, The Isle of Dogs, 269 Westferry Road, London, E14 3Rs, with performances Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £14. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!