Shams Theatre: Thin Ice

Shams Theatre: Thin Ice

23rd May 2012


Thin Ice, the next striking production from Total Theatre Award nominees Shams following their sell-out UK tour of Reykjavik.

May 1940: German forces victorious across Europe. The British are at Dunkirk. In a remote hut in Greenland, Daniel sits calmly, frozen solid. As Richard and Laura arrive too late to find him, the mystery of Daniel’s death is both fascinating and disturbing. But as his body thaws, long buried secrets return to life, threatening Richard and Laura’s marriage, scientific beliefs, and very survival itself.

Thin Ice jumps between Greenland and Britain with cinematic flair, weaving together a deeply human story as its characters struggle to overcome both Arctic conditions and the nightmare of history. Touching, darkly comic and resonant for today, Thin Ice is a powerful meditation on what happens when we blind ourselves to the realities of a rapidly changing world.

Staged in traverse, Thin Ice brings Jonathan Young’s trademark theatricality as writer and director to the project– conjuring 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.

'One of those slow-burn shows that lingers long in the memory... has a glacial fascination and a real theatrical swagger’ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian (On Reykjavik)

Creative Producer: Sarah Sansom, Time Won’t Wait.

www.shams.org.uk

Tickets £6 / £3.50 concs.
Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm.
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