Reviewed by Lorna Templeton
When a show is billed as “a comical meditation on life, death, and the beauty of the universe” it’s hard to know what to expect. Slava’s Snow Show has been an international phenomenon for many years and has a huge following. So, it was with high expectations I headed to the King’s Theatre in Glasgow with my young daughter to find out just what all the fuss was about. As a hint of things to come the theatre floor was already covered in paper “snow”. We were sitting in the front stalls which I would highly recommend for this show in order to get the full immersive experience.
The clowns are wonderfully acted and choreographed to a magical soundtrack, and inspire both laughs and sadness easily. I certainly never expected to have tears in my eyes over a clown and his coat stand! It felt like a work of art rather than just an evening of entertainment.
The highlights of the show were the interactive elements. The first half ended with a huge spider’s web being passed over the audience, and the second act concluded with an astonishingly beautiful and effective snow storm. Seeing the delight in my daughter’s eyes as she was covered in paper snow was wonderful and will stay with me for a long time. And just when the audience thought it was all over, several enormous balls and balloons were unleashed to bounce around the audience, a fabulous ending which ensured smiles were on every face leaving the theatre.
This was probably the most unusual show I have ever seen but by far the most memorable, and it’s an experience I would highly recommend to anyone. A deserved hit.
Tickets cost from £14 to £41 (plus £2.85 transaction fee).
Slava’s Snow Show is at the King’s Theatre in Glasgow from7-11 November 2017, for more information or to book tickets visit www.atgtickets.com/kings or call the box office on 0844 871 7648.
King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JN | 0844 871 7648