We follow Swedish couple Tomas and Ebba, who head to the Alps for picture perfect ski trip with their two children. But just as they sit down to enjoy an alfresco lunch with panoramic views of the mountains, snow starts tumbling down in a (controlled) avalanche. No injuries occur – there's no disaster so to speak – yet this seemingly innocuous event leaves the stability of family life in disrepair.
As Tomas and Ebba's relationship grows increasingly tense, Force Majeure offers a biting social commentary, delving into notions of patriarchy and masculinity with dark and understated humour.
Perhaps most thrillingly of all, Longhurst's production sets the drama on a convincing snow-dusted ski slope.
|What||Force Majeure, Donmar Warehouse|
|Where||Donmar Warehouse, 41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2H 9LX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Covent Garden (underground)|
10 Dec 21 – 05 Feb 22, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Price||£10 - £50|
|Website||Click here for more information and for tickets|