The Silence of Snow: The Life of Patrick Hamilton

Mark Farrelly (“Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope”) presents his riveting, kinetic solo show portraying one of the great English writers of the inter-war years. Patrick Hamilton was a dazzling success in his twenties, producing hit plays “Rope” (filmed by Hitchcock) and “Gaslight”, and classic novels “Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky”, “Hangover Square” and “The Slaves of Solitude”.

But Hamilton was also an alcoholic, whose wit became increasingly mordant as his inner and outer worlds collapsed. Covering the entire sweep of Hamilton’s turbulent life and writing, “The Silence of Snow” entertains and challenges in equal measure, asking audiences: why do so many of us get through life without feeling we ever truly knew another person?

★★★★ “You won’t be able to take your eyes off this magnetic actor Mark Farrelly. He inhabits the character of Hamilton with a blazing fluidity” The Times

★★★★ “Farrelly’s performance is electric” What’s On Stage

★★★★ “Horrifyingly funny snapshot of the wit, novelist and playwright…brilliant” The Spectator

4 x Pay What You Can tickets are available for this show during the cost of living crisis (available when you click the ticket link, with no questions asked about your personal circumstances).


Jun 08 2023


19:30 - 20:45



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