Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Review: Slava's Snowshow at the Royal Festival Hall

Slava's Snowshow 
Royal Festival Hall
Reviewed on Thursday 17th December 2015

Back in London for its a fifth consecutive Christmas season, Slava's Snowshow is a strange yet wonderful family treat. The atmospheric show is a celebration of theatrical clowning (warning - if you have a phobia of clowns this is NOT the show for you).

Slava's Snowshow sees different clowns taking to the stage to perform some cleverly constructed 'sketch-like' scenes which tell some nice little stories. I have never seen anything like it! The mischievous cast  often venture into the auditorium to throw (paper) snow and squirt water over innocent audience members.

Whilst I sat there feeling a little baffled, children around me were going absolutely crazy - a few spent the duration of the show stood in the aisles watching the clowns in absolute awe or playing with the snow. 

As Slava's Snowshow comes to an end, snow is blown everywhere (one poor girl was almost swept away) and giant inflated balls are bounced over the audience. The fun is far from over as Slava's Snowshow turns into a big Christmas party. I still don't quite know what happened - Slava's Snowshow is two hours of glorious mayhem!

Reviewed by Andrew Tomlins (Editor)

Slava's Snowshow runs at Royal Festival Hall until 3rd January 2016.
Please visit www.slavasnowshow.co.uk for further information and tickets.

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