Lydia Sax on In Her Element’s revival of A Hundred Words For Snow
This week’s guest on Runn Radio was Lydia Sax. Lydia is not only the new Artistic Director of OSO Arts Centre, but she will also be directing a new revival of A Hundred Words For Snow, the deutal show from new theatre company, In Her Element.
We chat about why they have chosen this play for their debut, what they plan to bring different to the performance (spoiler: cellos and artwork) and what she hopes to bring to OSO Arts Centre now she has taken over the reins.
You can purchase tickets for the show here.
You can also see our review of the show when it played at Trafulgar Studios in 2019 here.
A Hundred Words For Snow
OSO Arts Centre 6 – 11 September 2022
‘It’s a bit weird to be sitting at the Arctic Circle chatting to a fit boy with your dad’s ashes in your backpack.’
Rory’s dad was an explorer. Well, not literally. Literally, he was a geography teacher. But inside, she knows, he was Bear Grylls. And when he dies suddenly in an accident, Rory knows she needs to make one last expedition.
With a plastic compass and Dad’s ashes at her side, Rory sets off in the footsteps of all the dead beardy explorers before her, to get Dad to the North Pole. Before Mum finds out they’ve gone.
Tatty Hennessy’s play A Hundred Words for Snow is about being an explorer in a melting world.
Previously a winner of the VAULT Origins Award for outstanding new work, this revival marks In Her Element Theatre Company’s debut production. Performed by Nicole Cuthbert and Stephanie Cummins (On Broadway: King Lear, Mary Poppins), it will feature live cello music composed by acclaimed Musical Director Nick Skilbeck (West End: Tina – The Musical, Follies, Hairspray), a lighting design by Cheng Keng and direction by the OSO’s new Artistic Director Lydia Sax.
Plays at OSO Arts Centre 6 – 11 September (no performance on 10 Sept). More information and bookings here.