WE KNOW NOW SNOWMEN EXIST

Five women go camping in a remote mountain range. None return.

 

Each has their own reasons for needing to get away. But what starts as a camping trip takes a dark turn when they start to question if they’re really alone on the mountainside. Each has heard the Legend of the Snowmen, but what really awaits the girls outside the relative safety of their tent - and more importantly, do they really know who’s inside it?

 

Based upon the real events of the Dyatlov Pass Incident this psychological horror transfers events to the modern day, but explores the mysteries that have remained unsolved since the 1950s. Why was the tent cut open form the inside out? Why were the bodies partially dressed in each others’ clothing? And what was meant by the group’s chilling final journal entry; 

 

‘We know now snowmen exist’

"It was clear the director had complete trust in the actors to produce such genuine performances. The reassuring realism that Ward created only heightened the ominous air when the girls would say something that foreshadowed the horror of what was to come."

 Stagey Lady

 Full review available HERE

"'We Know Now Snowmen Exist’ is a production that proves why thrillers work so well in the theatre." 

London Theatre Reviews

 Full review available HERE

"Intense and committed performances from the actors...and a plot worthy of Inside No. 9, ensures a chilling, funny and revealing evening." 

Sue in the Stalls

 Full review available HERE

2018 Carlisle Fringe : Recipient of the Creative Spark Commission for New Theatre

2019 Cumbria Culture Awards : Finalist for Live Production of The Year

An original play written by Michael Spencer, We Know Now Snowmen Exist underwent

R & D and workshops in early 2018 and premiered officially on August 29th 2018 as part of the Carlisle Fringe Festival, before going on to play at The Space, London in 2019.

We Know Now Snowmen Exist is the first stage show by Highly Suspect produced in association with the Adam Morley Theatre Company.

It won the Creative Spark Commission for New Theatre at the Carlisle Fringe Festival 2018, and was a finalist for Live Production of the Year at the Cumbria Culture Awards 2019.

The video footage is the promotional trailer for the Carlisle Fringe performance, using footage from the June 2018 workshop performance.

WE KNOW NOW SNOWMEN EXIST SHOW IMAGES. PHOTOGRAPHY BY STUART WALKER

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LEXIE

Freelance Theatre Director

Co-Artistic Director Highly Suspect Theatre

Production Photography

 

Lexie is an emerging director based in the North West. She aims to create new and visually interesting ways to tell theatrical stories, and her directing style is to design a concept for a show that makes the audience as well as the actors part of the world created. She directs in a wide range of genres, from comedies to thrillers, dramas to classic texts. She is also co-director of Highly Suspect Theatre and Murder Mysteries, based in Cumbria.

Lexie watching a performance of The Wind in the Willows from backstage, 2013

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