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The Silence of Snow: the life of Patrick Hamilton - Jack Studio Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

WRITTEN and performed by Mark Farrelly (Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope) and directed by Linda Marlowe, The Silence of Snow: the life of Patrick Hamilton runs at the Jack Studio Theatre from Tuesday, March 12 to Saturday, March 16, 2019.

The Silence of Snow is a riveting, kinetic solo show portraying one of the great English writers of the inter-war years, Patrick Hamilton, who was a dazzling success in his twenties, producing hit plays Rope (filmed by Hitchcock) and Gaslight, and classic novels Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky, Hangover Square and The Slaves of Solitude.

But Hamilton was also an alcoholic, whose wit became increasingly mordant as his inner and outer worlds collapsed. Covering the entire sweep of Hamilton’s turbulent life and writing, The Silence of Snow entertains and challenges in equal measure, asking audiences: why do so many of us get through life without feeling we ever truly knew another person?

Mark Farrelly’s West End credits include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? opposite Matthew Kelly.

Tickets: £16, £13 concessions. To book, call the box office on 0333 666 3366 (£1.50 fee for phone bookings only) or visit

Time: Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm.

Running time: 70 minutes with no interval.

Arrows and Traps Rep Season continues at the Jack Studio Theatre until February 16, 2019.