Gifted and Admired Writer Confronts Inner Demons in One Man Stage Show
21st August 2018
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Following on from his critically acclaimed performance last January in Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope, actor Mark Farrelly returns to the Lichfield Garrick on Friday 21 September with a brand new one man show portraying the life of Patrick Hamilton.

The Silence of Snow: The Life of Patrick Hamilton is a riveting, kinetic solo show which vividly portrays the life of one of the great English writers of the inter-war years. Patrick Hamilton (1904 – 1962) was a dazzling success whilst still in his twenties, producing the hit plays Rope andGaslight, and classic novels including Twenty Thousand Streets Under The SkyHangover Square and The Slaves of Solitude. But he was also an alcoholic, whose wit became increasingly mordant as his inner and outer worlds collapsed.

Set in an electro-therapy clinic in the 1950s, and covering the entire sweep of Hamilton’s turbulent life, The Silence of Snow has gripped audiences wherever it has been performed. An arresting blend of original writing and extracts from Hamilton’s finest works, the play is a powerful cautionary tale about the dangers of not confronting one’s own inner chaos. It is also a hugely witty and engaging tribute to a great English writer.

The play is directed by Linda Marlowe, an acting legend for her lengthy collaboration with Steven Berkoff. She is also a hugely-acclaimed solo actress (The World’s WifeBerkoff’s Women) and a star of EastEnders.

The Silence of Snow: The Life of Patrick Hamilton is playing in the Lichfield Garrick’s Studio Theatre on Friday 21 September at 7.45pm as part of the theatre’s Garrick Introducing series.  The performance will be followed by a post-show discussion with Mark Farrelly. Tickets are £17.50 and can be booked online at or by calling the Box Office on 01543 412121.


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