Wilma’s Rating [rating=3]
Slava’s Snow Show opened last night at The Royal Festival Hall in London’s Southbank Centre.
A show unlike anything you have ever seen. No words, just funny looking clown type creatures that keep you engrossed for 90 minutes by not really doing very much at all! Of course, having the word snow in the title gives it away that you end up in a blizzard in your seat, with snow magically falling all around you.
SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW premiered in the UK in 1994 and has since toured the country, delighting audiences of all ages and winning an Olivier Award for Best Entertainment during its run at the Old Vic in 1998. The Tony Award nominated show has won accolades the world over receiving the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience in 2005 and The Stanislavski Award in SLAVA’s native Russia in 2001. The show’s popularity overseas has seen it performed in 120 cities in 30 countries to more than 3 million spectators in over 4000 performances.
The show is performed by an ensemble, each night with a different member taking on the lead role (so you are never quite sure who you will see performing). To be honest, they are dressed as clowns and so I doubt anyone would be able to tell the difference anyway!