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2.7 (3) · Contemporary Drama

Ruben Östlund’s superb black comedy about a marriage falling apart

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“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.”
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Overview

"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.

Critic reviews

The elusiveness of the film doesn’t quite carry over

Exeunt

Gains much, but loses a little in its transition from screen to stage

· Broadway World

An honest, unpretentious and enjoyable production

· Everything Theatre

Unashamedly showy trip down the slopes is a treat

· Evening Standard

Rory Kinnear shines in this dark comedy

· The Telegraph

Rory Kinnear is brilliant in this audaciously theatrical stage version

· Time Out

Ski-resort trauma is played too much for easy laughs

· The Arts Desk

Uneven adaptation

· The Independent

Acidic comedy-drama

· The Stage

Kinnear is the perfect actor to express the bluster that hides the panic beneath the skin

· WhatsOnStage

Family skiing drama goes off-piste

· The Guardian

Clumsy writing turns a cult movie into a damp squib

· The Times
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Date & time

Show ended
Fri 10 Dec, 2021 - Sat 5 Feb, 2022
2.30pm & 7.30pm

Venue

41 Earlham St, Seven Dials WC2H 9LX London, UK · Get Directions
2.7
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