Jermyn Street Theatre

The Silence of Snow
The Life of Patrick Hamilton

Written and performed by Mark Farrelly
Directed by Linda Marlowe

Mark Farrelly (Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope) presents his riveting, kinetic solo show portraying one of the great English writers of the inter-war years.
Patrick Hamilton was a dazzling success in his twenties, producing hit plays Rope (filmed by Hitchcock) and Gaslight, and classic novels Twenty Thousand Streets Under The SkyHangover Square and The Slaves of Solitude.

But Hamilton was also an alcoholic, whose wit darkened as his inner and outer worlds collapsed. Covering the entire sweep of Hamilton’s life and writing, The Silence of Snow entertains and challenges, asking audiences: why do so many of us get through life without feeling we ever truly knew another person?
This witty, engaging tribute to a great English writer is written and performed by Mark Farrelly, whose West End credits include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? opposite Matthew Kelly.

★★★★ “You won’t be able to take your eyes off this magnetic actor Mark Farrelly. He inhabits the character of Hamilton with a blazing fluidity” The Times
★★★★ “Farrelly’s performance is electric” What’s On Stage
★★★★ “Wonderful passion and charisma. A complete embodiment of a complex character”  Exeunt
★★★★ “Horrifyingly funny snapshot of the wit, novelist and playwright. Brilliant” The Spectator
★★★★ “Farrelly’s revelatory autopsy of a cauterised heart of darkness is intimidatingly implosive: stand well close” The Reviews Hub

Duration 60 mins, no interval.
Supporting MIND, the UK’s leading mental health charity.


Show Times



£20.00 £15.00 concessions