Saturday 16 June, 7.30pm
Produced by Time Won’t Wait and supported by the Hat Factory; Newbury Corn Exchange, ARC Stockton and artsdepot.
Thin Ice is the next striking production from Total Theatre Award nominees Shams following their sell-out UK tour of Reykjavik.
May 1940. Greenland. Cut off from civilisation and surrounded by ice, Daniel sits frozen to death in a tiny hut.
As Richard and laura arrive too late to rescue him, the body thaws and secrets surface – threatening their marriage, beliefs and ultimately their survival.
A wartime thriller and polar love story, Thin Ice is a powerful and darkly comic exploration of people finding courage in the face of adversity.
Thin Ice is inspired by the extraordinary true story of the ‘weather war’ where the British and Germans fought over Arctic bases, allowing them to predict European weather patterns.
Staged in traverse, Thin Ice brings Jonathan Young’s trademark theatricality as writer and director to the project – bringing to life the Arctic through a stylishly integrated design of sound, light and video, powerful performances, and a gripping story that will keep audiences guessing right to the end.
Touring from May in the South-East of England – see where here.
Supported by Arts Council England and Unity Theatre Trust.
PRESS REVIEWS on Reykjavik
‘One of those slow-burn shows that lingers long in the memory… has a glacial fascination and a real theatrical swagger… This genuinely intriguing piece of storytelling theatre… has both an icy precision and the quality of a dream or a recurring nightmare.’ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
‘Disconcerting, absorbing and very moving.’ The List
‘One of the most immersive and technically engrossing environments you’ll find at this year’s Fringe… will not soon fade from your memory.’ Broadway Baby
Tickets: £12 Adults / £10 Concessions / £40 Bring Your Friends (4 tickets).
Suitable for ages 14+ / Runtime 90mins (no interval)
Performed as part of the St Albans Festival 2012