A Fistful of Snow [2009] / Directing/Producing / Reviews

A Fistful of Snow (***) [published in The List, Issue 637]

BY LAURA ENNOR Danny Alder plays Chester James, a writer who has inexplicably ended up in Svalbard guarding the world seed bank, paralysed by the success of his first novel, and with only an inflatable moose, a pompous budgie and a hungry polar bear for company. It’s not sophisticated or slick, but there are some … Continue reading

A Fistful of Snow [2009] / Directing/Producing / Reviews

A Fistful of Snow (***) [published on fringereview.co.uk, Edinburgh Festival ’09]

BY NICKY WOOLF LOW DOWN This one-man show is a fantastic achievement for Danny Alder. A sparky, original script combines well with his charismatic performance in a show that is both thoughtful and eminently watchable. Though at times the pre-recorded voices device did seem crude, the show is carried forward by Alder’s energy and verve, … Continue reading

A Fistful of Snow [2009] / Directing/Producing / Reviews

A Fistful of Snow [published on thestage.co.uk]

BY MATT TRUEMAN For eight long months, Oscar-winning screenwriter Chester James has been manning an emergency food reserve 1,000 miles south of the North Pole. Alone and paralysed by writer’s block, James awaits the inspiration to repeat the success of his debut film, The Nullarbor Gunslinger, living “groundhog day for dicks” and whittling time away … Continue reading

A Fistful of Snow [2009] / Directing/Producing / Reviews

A Fistful of Snow (****1/2) [published on fringeguru.com]

BY RICHARD STAMP Oh, I just have no idea how to review this show.  I loved it, even when I hated it; I admired the plot, though I often suspected I hadn’t understood it at all; I winced at the jokes even as I rocked with laughter… and although, deep down, I think it must be wonderful, I’m honestly not sure I can tell … Continue reading