The Silence Of Snow: The Life Of Patrick Hamilton

Espionage (Venue 185)

1 - 24 August (not 6, 11 August)

Start time 12:00

Running time 60 minutes

Tickets Free and unticketed (voluntary exit donation)

Online Bookings:
Venue | EdFringe | EdComFest

Phone Bookings:
Venue 0131 477 7007
Fringe 0131 226 0000

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Patrick Hamilton was one of the most celebrated English novelists and playwrights of the 1930s (Rope, Gaslight, Hangover Square). His witty, bleak, drink-sodden writing brilliantly penetrates the dark core of the human psyche.

But alcoholism and a chaotic personal life took their toll on Hamilton’s output, leaving him unjustly forgetten in the canon of English literature. Now his extraordinary true story is told in this biting, fast-paced solo show which blends new writing with extracts from a range of Hamilton’s finest works.

Written and performed by Mark Farrelly (Who’s Afraid if Virginia Woolf?, West End) and directed by Linda Marlowe (Berkoff’s Women, The World’s Wife and at this Fringe, Night Bus). The same team are also presenting Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope this Fringe.

This show is transferring to The Old Red Lion in London this September.


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