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Tuesday, 16 April 2013
SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW STORMS INTO AUSTRALIA! Internationally acclaimed spectacle comes to Sydney’s Theatre Royal
SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW STORMS INTO
AUSTRALIA! Internationally acclaimed spectacle comes to Sydney’s
"Slava’s Snowshow is to clowning what Cirque du
Soleil is to circus.Slava’s Snowshow
is as theatrical as it is simple, as involving as it is inspiring.” - Variety, USA
award-winning international sensation SLAVA’S SNOWSHOWstorms into Australia
for a limited season playing at the Theatre Royal from 11 to 23 June 2013.
Tickets on sale 18 February.
Since its creation by
renowned Russian clown Slava Polunin in 1993, SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW has
played to millions of people in more than 30 countries and 120 cities including New York, London, Los Angeles,
Paris, Rome, Hong Kong, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro and Moscow. The show comes to Australia in 2013
following a second sell-out Winter season in London and is already confirmed to
return to London for its third year this Christmas.
The show has garnered
worldwide popular and critical acclaim, as well as a growing number of awards –
in the USA SLAVA’S SNOWSHOWearned a Tony nomination for Special Theatrical Event in 2009
and won the Drama Desk Award in 2005 for Unique Theatrical Experience; in the
UK, the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment (1998) and the Time Out Award
(1994); and in Australia, the Helpmann Award for Best Visual or Physical
Theatre (2000); as well as a host of other awards in Russia, France, Mexico,
Denmark, Spain and the UK. SLAVA’S SNOWSHOWhas been lauded as
"a theatre classic of the 20th century" by The Times in London, and
Slava Polunin praised as "the best clown in the world".
"The single most beautiful thing I have ever seen in a
theatre in my life." -Simon
Callow, Sunday Express, UK
Slava Polunin created
his Snowshow following his sensational performance as part of Cirque du
Soleil’s Alegria, drawing on the influence of artists such as Charlie
Chaplin, Marcel Marceau and Leonid Engibarov. He and his company of clowns
have taken clowning out of the world of circus, and brought it into the
theater. SLAVA’S SNOWSHOWis a fusion of traditional and contemporary theatrical clowning
arts, and a beautifully crafted visual spectacle.
The show brilliantly
creates a world of wonderment and fantasy that transports the audience to a
joyous dream-like place, where a bed becomes a boat in a storm-tossed sea; a
woman is wrapped in cellophane and becomes flowers in a vase; a child walks in
amazement inside a bubble; SLAVA boards a train and then becomes the train, his
chimney-pot hat billowing smoke; and a web of unspun cotton envelopes the
audience. The stunning finale
sees a letter turn into snowflakes, and the flakes turn into a snowstorm, which
whirls around the auditorium, leaving the audience ankle-deep in snow.
SLAVA’S SNOWSHOWis a visual masterpiece loved by children and adults alike.
SLAVA’S SNOWSHOWPRESS QUOTES
“His genius lies in the
balance he strikes between spectacular theatrical effects and the tiniest
nuances of facial expression”. Theatrical Brilliance!”TheSunday
“This is pure magic…truly
an evening of enchantment and fun”. The Express
“The mind boggles.
SNOWSHOW achieved something I’ve rarely seen: a spontaneous eruption of playful
energy which lifted the entire audience in a bubble of pure delight.
Magic! Slava’s Snowshow touches the heart as well as the funny bone. Full of
laughter and joy it is a thing of rare theatrical beauty not to be missed”. London
“An unmissable theatrical
feast; this ensemble of extraordinary clowns combine comedy and poignancy with
stunning spectacle and breathtaking images. It fills you with innocent amazement.
It restores childish wonder in adults. After the show ends, nobody wants
to leave the theatre. Laughter and tears have never been harder to
distinguish.” “Simply Thrilling” The Independent
invigorating, terrifying, delightful. It brings us back to the lost Eden
of our childhood.” Financial Times
“Slava’s Snowshow is
thoughtful, accessible comedy. Highly recommended”. Melbourne
“Slava Polunin may well
be the world’s greatest clown. He may even be the world’s greatest magician”
“Spectacular and rather unnervingly beautiful” Variety Weekly
“It was hard to find a
single adult or child who seemed less than ecstatic” The
Snowshow" is meant to make you smile, and it does so with impressive efficiency….I
loved every minute of it. The Wall Street Journal
“Slava’s Snowshow is to
clowning what Cirque du Soleil is to the circus…”Variety
"My heart leapt…
induces waves of giggles and sighs of pleasure."The New York Times
“A finale that blows you
away”. Mail on Sunday
“One of the most
theatrical moments I have ever experienced.”The Guardian
the stage effects are dazzling…Suddenly the audience is young, innocent, and
transported with delight.” Daily Mail
“The single most beautiful
thing I have ever seen in a theatre in my life”. Simon Callow, Sunday
unique, unmissable comedy masterpiece…It is simply and childishly
thrilling, it fills you with innocent amazement and it is lyrically beautiful”.
and already classic ‘Snowshow’ is a thing of rare theatrical beauty”. The
“Spreads a blanket of
benevolent charm over the audience, holding them spellbound…” Financial
Guaranteed to make even the glum thaw into happiness.” The Observer
“The Russian maestro has
been hailed as the saviour of clowning…taking the audience’s breath away”. The
SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW is
presented by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and
Enterprises with Slava and Gwenael Allan