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About the Show
The world premiere of Richard Eyre's new play following the life of a government medical advisor after a pandemic.
Sir Neil Marriot became somewhat of a celebrity during the pandemic, regularly appearing on TV as a government medical advisor. His service even earned him a knighthood and now he is rewarding himself with a slap-up birthday party. However, his family are at each other's throats again, and he thinks there’s something strangely familiar about one of the catering staff …
'The Snail House' marks Richard Eyre's first original play.
"The director turned playwright Richard Eyre’s family drama touches on medical ethics, climate change, coronavirus, social class and Brexit, to name a few, but the well-crafted words can’t mask the vacuum at the centre."
"'The Snail House' is written and directed with unimpeachable skill, the action is so well paced, and the tone so carefully curated that it occasionally appears exciting in spite of a wearying lack of tension and some heavy-handed exposition."