Since its creation by renowned Russian clown Slava Polunin in 1993, Slava’s Snowshow has played to millions of people in more than 30 countries and 120 cities including New York, London, Los Angeles, Paris, Rome, Hong Kong, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro and Moscow.
Polunin created his Snowshow following his sensational performance as part of Cirque du Soleil’s Alegria, drawing on the influence of artists such as Charlie Chaplin, Marcel Marceau and Leonid Engibarov. He and his company of clowns have taken clowning out of the world of circus, and brought it into the theatre.
Slava’s Snowshow is a fusion of traditional and contemporary theatrical clowning arts, and a beautifully crafted visual spectacle, brilliantly creating a world of wonderment and fantasy that transports the audience to a joyous dream-like place, where a bed becomes a boat in a storm-tossed sea; a woman is wrapped in cellophane and becomes flowers in a vase, and a child walks in amazement inside a bubble.
Slava boards a train and then becomes the train, his chimney-pot hat billowing smoke; and a web of unspun cotton envelopes the audience. The stunning finale sees a letter turn into snowflakes, and the flakes turn into a snowstorm, which whirls around the auditorium, leaving the audience ankle-deep in snow.
Slava’s Snowshow has been lauded as “a theatre classic of the 20th century” by The Times in London, and Slava Polunin praised as “the best clown in the world.” This visual masterpiece loved by children and adults alike comes to Australia in 2013 following a second sell-out Winter season in London and is already confirmed to return to London for its third year this Christmas.
“Slava’s Snowshow is to clowning what Cirque du Soleil is to the circus…” – Variety
Theatre Royal – King St, Sydney
Season: 11 – 23 June 2013
Bookings: 1300 723 038 or online at: www.ticketmaster.com.au
Lyric Theatre – Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Southbank Brisbane
Season: 26 – 30 June 2013
Bookings: 136 246 or online at: www.qpac.com.au
Canberra Theatre Centre – London Circuit, Canberra
Season: 3 – 7 July 2013
Bookings: (02) 6275 2700 or online at: www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au
Comedy Theatre – 240 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
Season: 17 – 28 July 2013
Bookings: 1300 111 011 or online at: www.ticketmaster.com.au
Regal Theatre – 474 Hay Street, Subiaco (Perth)
Season: 31 July – 4 August 2013
Bookings: 1300 795 012 or online: www.ticketek.com.au
For more information, visit: www.lunchbox-productions.com/slava for details.