May 1940. Greenland. Cut off from civilisation and surrounded by ice, Daniel sits frozen to death in a tiny hut.
As Richard and laura arrive too late to rescue him, the body thaws and secrets surface - threatening their marriage, beliefs and ultimately their survival.
A wartime thriller and polar love story, Thin Ice is a powerful and darkly comic exploration of people finding courage in the face of adversity.
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'A flawless piece of staged intricacy... this masterclass in modern stagecraft ought to be required viewing.' 5 stars, British Theatre Guide
'Reminiscent of the work of Complicite... the three performers are excellent — and the settings, from frozen Greenland wastes to languid Cambridge summer afternoons, are beautifully evoked.' 4 stars, The Telegraph
'Highly recommended theatre, beautifully made, lovingly and creatively realised in a way that, once again, marks Shams out as one of the most impressive companies on the Fringe.' 4 stars, Fringe Review
'Trademark fragmented, multi-layered approach to storytelling... Very cool theatre.' 4 stars, Edinburgh Guide
'A fascinating production, with wartime drama, romance and cold comedy, keeping you gripped until the end.' 4 stars, 3 weeks
'Jonathan Young's brittle, blistering vision of the Arctic... as full of pathos as it is intrigue... taut storytelling and a magnetic cast draw you in... impossible to pull away.' Fest
'Big ideas, all connected with admirable elegance... a hefty brain-feast that more than holds the attention for 90 minutes – a rare Fringe feat.' The List
'A rich, ambitious piece of entertainment that will hold you captivated throughout.' Broadway Baby
'Characters of depth and complexity... its ambition [is] admirable.' The Stage
Produced by Time Won't Wait and supported by the Hat Factory; Newbury Corn Exchange, ARC Stockton and artsdepot.
Supported by Arts Council England and Unity Theatre Trust.