The Silence of Snow: The Life of Patrick Hamilton


Midnight Bell Productions presents The Silence of Snow: The Life of Patrick Hamilton at the Old Red Lion in Angel, north London from 25 September to 11 October 2014, with an official opening on 26 September 2014.

Written and performed by Mark Farrelly, featuring direction by Linda Marlowe, the production comes to London following a world premiere at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

This one man show tells the turbulent true story of novelist and playwright Patrick Hamilton, author of classic plays 'Rope', 'Gaslight' and novel 'Hangover Square'. The audience meets Patrick in the late 1950s at an electro-shock therapy clinic the hour before his final treatment. Patrick surveys his tattered life, which includes huge and sudden early literary fame, a disastrous relationship with a Soho prostitute, and an even more ruinous marriage.

Mark Farrelly's West End credits include 'Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?' with Matthew Kelly. Director Linda Marlowe recently performed in Berkoff's 'Women and The World's Wife'. The pair have previously worked together on the new solo show 'Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope' which is playing at the St. James Theatre in London from 28 August to 7 September 2014, followed by a National tour.

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