Snowbound, Trafalgar Studios 2

March 18, 2008 – 11:35 am | by Peekay

SnowboundThere’s a hint of “It’s a Wonderful Life” running through the first half of Snowbound, currently running at the Trafalgar Studios 2 in London.

Tom has always yearned to travel the world, but since his mother died he has had to hold the fort at home, looking after his younger brother Alex, a hypersensitive individual, prone to fits and unable to connect to people. Their sister Sally is due to return from University and give Tom his chance to explore. His hopes are dashed as Sally gets into the BBC and moves straight into a job in London.

In the meantime Tom meets and falls in love with Mary, while Alex uses a video camera to assemble a film interviewing people about what Love means to them. Essentially this is what the play is about.

Ciaran McConville’s play Snowbound is a touching and emotional piece of theatre. Sam Hazeldine is impressive as the self-sacrificing Tom, and Karl Davies’ portrayal as the emotionally disturbed Alex is a gem.

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4 stars (out of 5)

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