Rory Kinnear and Lyndsey Marshal are part of a great cast assembled by Michael Longhurst for Tim Price’s much delayed stage version of Ruben Ostlund’s movie about a family whose attempt to get away from it all and spend some quality time together is catastrophically derailed by an avalanche. But it is not its physical consequences so much as the emotional fault-lines in family relationships which are laid bare in a movie that is both sardonic and scathing about human beings and also moving. If Price and Longhurst can pull that off on stage (and how will designer Jon Bausor deal with that avalanche?) we should be in for an icy treat.
"Stop it. Stop it! Everyone! We're on holiday, we're meant to be having a nice time. What the hell is wrong with you?" Tomas and Ebba are determined to have quality family time with their children, so they head to the Alps on a skiing trip. But when disaster strikes, their family unit is tested to breaking point with hilarious and tragic consequences. Ruben Östlund’s award-winning comedy about a family falling apart is adapted for the Donmar stage by Tim Price, directed by Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst. Cast includes double Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear.