Alex has spent his life on the mountain, every day spent the same; body conditioning, endurance, lung expansion, balance, slalom racing…skiing…always in control.
Until he wasn't.
Written by Simon Fraser
with Jack Albert Cook
Directed by Alistair Wilkinson
Performed by Sonny Poon Tip
Created at The Bush Theatre October 2020
"Never was there a more appropriate name for this thought-provoking play. Like an avalanche, it suddenly thunders towards its revelation after a beginning of poetic beauty and stillness."
- Theatre News
"You’ll probably feel a bit like you’ve been hit by an avalanche by the time it finishes. It is a really powerful piece."
- Mobile Theatre
“A one-man show whose script is one beautifully poetic monologue, the characterisation is so accomplished that it takes your breath away.”
- A Younger Theatre
"Simon Fraser and Jack Albert Cook have together crafted a modern, poetic text with an engaging story."
- London Pub Theatre
"Remarkably well written, with all the twists of a slalom race, though guided and measured at every turn"
- Theatre Weekly
“It is a beautiful little play that would not be out of place on the stage of many of London’s fringe theatres”
- Everything Theatre
“The beauty of this play is not just in the poetry of its words, but also the honesty it displays on tough subjects"
"It is the writing that remains the star of this particular show, there being multiple moments in the dialogue that genuinely impress."
-Jack the Lad Magazine
"This is a clever way of presenting Alex’s dilemma & in [Tip’s] carefully layered portrayal we come to understand that he is in further danger"
-2nd From Bottom
Alistair is a queer, working-class artist from Manchester. They have made work for places such as NT, Barbican, Bush Theatre, Arcola, and Bunker Theatre, amongst others. They are the Head of Artist Development at The Old Vic, AD of WoLaboratory & an Associate at the National Youth Theatre.
Sonny is an actor from West London. He graduated from the 2019/20 NYT Rep Company in January and is currently shooting his TV debut in Dublin. Previous credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Frankenstein and Great Expectations (NYT Rep Company), Godfrey (Vaults Festival), Three Sisters (Almeida Theatre) & King Lear (Duke of York’s Theatre).