Rory’s dad was an explorer. Well, not literally. Literally, he was a geography teacher.
But inside, she knows, he was Bear Grylls. And when he dies suddenly in an accident, Rory knows she needs to make one last expedition.
With a plastic compass and Dad’s ashes at her side, Rory sets off in the footsteps of all the dead beardy explorers before her, to get Dad to the North Pole. Before Mum finds out they’ve gone.
Tatty Hennessy’s play A Hundred Words for Snow is about being an explorer in a melting world. It’s a coming-of-age story. With polar bears.
Directed by Gavin Roach, A Hundred Words for Snow is performed by Erin Pattison.