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Feathers in the Snow - Southwark Playhouse

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

PHILIP Ridley’s play, Feathers in the Snow, will premiere at Southwark Playhouse, where it runs from December 7, 2012 (previews from December 5) to January 5, 2013.

It will be the final production at Southwark Playhouse’s current venue beneath the arches of London Bridge Station before the theatre temporarily relocates to new premises.

Beneath a sky full of stars a decision is made. It’s a decision that sets off an astonishing chain of events and a journey involving a talking leopard, a greedy King, a magical bird, a tidal wave, a Sea Witch, a lost soldier, a devious dolphin, a war – and a trail of feathers in the snow…

A family show by acclaimed playwright and children’s author Philip Ridley, Feathers in the Snow is an epic story of magic and migration. Covering over five hundred years – and with a huge cast – it explores how stories give meaning to random events and of our constant need to find somewhere we call ‘home’

Feathers in the Snow reunites director David Mercatali with playwright Philip Ridley, following their collaboration in 2011 on Tender Napalm, which was named one of the Guardian, Observer and Time Out‘s best shows of 2011.