SNOW (2009)


MED Theatre’s 2009 community play ‘Snow’ took a retrospective look at the famous winter of 1962-1963, when Dartmoor was buried under snow for three successive months. The play was devised using personal memories, oral history interviews and published documentation as research. Meanwhile  additional investigations were made into the environmental implications behind the harsh winter, including their possible connections with global climate change.

What's it about?

A festive party on Dartmoor in 1962 unites a community thrown into isolation by a harsh winter. Outside, as the blizzard rages, two walkers take refuge in a remote farm house and set in train a sequence of events that only find resolution forty seven years later in 2009. Poignant and humorous, the play captured the memories and events of a remarkable time.

article about snow on bbc devon website

“No doubt the cold winter of 2009 has helped the younger generation understand the impact of extreme weather conditions and assisted their understanding of the memories of that harsh winter almost 50 years ago.”

Read the article here. 

Performance dates

The dates of the performances were :

  • 7th March in Manaton Parish Hall
  • 10th March in Coombeshead College
  • 11th March in Belstone Village Hall
  • 12th March in West Exe Technology College
  • 13th and 14th March in Moretonhampstead Parish Hall