FRANCES YA-CHU COWHIG

Snow in Midsummer

BASED ON THE CLASSICAL CHINESE DRAMA

BY GUAN HANQING

Read the reviews for Snow in Midsummer

  • Swan Theatre

    Stratford-upon-Avon

    Until 25 Mar 2017

  • Running time:

    2 hrs + 20 mins interval

Next performance:

24 March, 7:30PM

Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon

★★★★

‘Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig uses traditional and genre forms to tell a persuasive story of individualism versus the greater good’

Times

‘Gripping and affecting… graceful and impassioned’

Times

‘Justin Audibert’s atmospheric, adventurous production’

Times

‘The fine ensemble flesh out Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s finely drawn local characters’

Times

★★★★

‘Journey to another world… beguiling and unexpected’

Evening Standard

‘Katie Leung, a wonderfully sensitive and emotionally eloquent actress’

Evening Standard

‘Director Justin Audibert steers a clear and confident course… there’s an unusual and most particular sense of grace and beauty to proceedings, backed by the otherworldly feel of the sound and lighting design (strong work from Anna Watson and Claire Windsor)’

Evening Standard

★★★★

‘Passionate and affecting’

Stage

‘An expansive, ambitious play about trauma and passion’

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‘A classical epic’

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‘Justin Audibert’s vibrant production overflows with theatricality as Anna Watson’s lighting flickers in strips of electric teal and pools of amber, and Ruth Chan’s music mixes an erhu’s lament with pumping bass and synth’

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‘Viscerally affecting’

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‘A uniformly excellent ensemble of East Asian actors’

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