First Snow / Première neige


One family. Two nations. Divided by a single vote – yes or no.

Isabelle summons her family back to their ancestral home in Quebec. Despite their history, they come. Her right-wing brother Harry, daughter Mina, and Zoe, the rebellious baby of the family, who has her new Scottish boyfriend in tow. Then there’s François, her adoptive son, and her long lost friend from her radical youth. It’s time to talk about the future. But who does the future belong to? First Snow is an exciting world premiere written and performed by artists from Scotland and Quebec – two nations with big hearts and even bigger ambitions

First Snow / Première neige has been developed by the National Theatre of Scotland in partnership with with Théâtre PÀP and Hôtel-Motel since 2014. With support from the QC-UK Connections Programme (British Council Canada and Government of Québec).

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Directed by Patrice Dubois. Written by Davey Anderson, Philippe Ducros and Linda McLean

Presented by National Theatre of Scotland, Théâtre PÀP and Hôtel-Motel

Running Time:

90 minutes

Accessible performances available:

  • Captioned

  • BSL British Sign Language Performance

Recomended Age Guide:



English and French



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An introduction to First Snow / Premiere neige by BSL interpreters Yvonne Strain and Catherine King

Creative team


Production team



First Snow / Première Neige Programme