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Mr Snow Published Wednesday 15 December 2010 at 15:36 by Thom Dibdin
Providing plenty of contextual puns and visual delights for adults, Rob Evans’ Mr Snow is a treat that will best please the upper end of its target audience of three to five year olds.
Big in ideas and long in invention, this event-filled adventure bursts with comedy, flickers with magic and even toys with the potential death of a character.
Steven Rae is entrancing as Blessyou, who wants to follow in his father’s footsteps as a snowologist, but would rather fish for fish-fingers through the ice than study for his exams. Kieran Fay has an endearingly precise manner as the father Mr Snow, who spends his time wandering the snow fields around the distant home, collecting jars of snow and bringing them back to analyse.
The exploration of the different kinds of snow - elephant, fat or lightening - is on exactly the right level for the audience members. Some of the visual gags are a bit over their heads, however.
Claire Halleran’s surreal, inventive set combines household goods - an upturned washing machine is the ice hole, while a wardrobe on its back makes the horizontal door out of their home - with tiny screens for shadow puppetry relation of some of the external scenes. Danny Krass’ spiky, electronic music evokes just the right level of danger and sparkle.