'Because Christmas. Well… That’s when they say people come home.’

“There's only a few more nights for Mike Bartlett's touching Christmas play that pokes at Brexit and the generation gap.”


Andy’s 43. He loves nostalgic TV and pints down the Kilburn High Road. His daughter Maya is 21. She left home three years ago and hasn’t spoken to him since. This Christmas, Andy knows she’s coming back – Maya knows she’s not.

Snowflake is an epic story about generational conflict, fathers and daughters, and whether we’re living in the best or worst of times…

The critically-acclaimed festive hit by Olivier Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated Mike Bartlett (Charles III, Doctor Foster), directed by Olivier Award-winner Clare Lizzimore (Bull), makes its London debut at Kiln Theatre.

Critic reviews

The first act is beautifully performed, the second is brilliantly written, pulling the audience in two different directions at once

Theatre Weekly

Bartlett's energetic writing and Lizzimore's finely tuned direction push Levey to deliver a sincere and deeply emotional performance

Broadway World

Mike Bartlett's gentle study of how Brexit ruined your family Christmas

Evening Standard

A gripping generational clash

The Telegraph

Strong but clumsy generational war

The Arts Desk

Mike Bartlett’s astutely written study of emotional fragility illuminates the difficulties of finding forgiveness

The Stage

A richly enjoyable, thought-provoking play that speaks urgently to the here and now


An evening of gentle sprinkles rather than the invigorating blizzard it might have been

Lyn Gardner for Stagedoor

A provocative and tender vision of divided Britain that suggests there is no way forward if we don’t try to understand each other

Time Out

It’s like listening your essentially well-meaning dad talk about politics – better and more nuanced than you might expect, but still just slightly off


Clare Lizzimore directs an entertaining, heartwarming show (with a redundant interval) which underlines the importance of listening to each other


A touching, well-meaning and well-crafted take on cross-generational strife

The Sunday Times

Date & time

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Tue 10 Dec - Sat 25 Jan, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


269 Kilburn High Road NW6 7JR London, UK · Get Directions
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