In June we finished 72 performances of our new production, Skin Hunger. What a joy to meet audiences one-on-one in this unique performance installation.
"My cheek is folded into his neck. He’s speaking into my ear and I can feel his chest rising and falling against me. This hug is long, gentle, intimate and alien. Thanks to the huge sheet of plastic squeezed between us, covering us from head to toe and several feet further, it’s also completely risk-assessed."
- Read The Guardian's Preview of the production
"It’s hauntingly moving and best captures both the unpredictability of touch, of when it might come next and of what it represents, and the feeling that this semblance of skin contact, this almost-touch, is both never enough and sometimes all we ever get."
"This extraordinary piece of immersive theatre...identifies not only the barriers between people, but the vital invisible connections which remain present, and which we must relearn, post-pandemic"
- Everything Theatre
"The production plays with the illusion of intimacy, the encounters simultaneously tender and jarringly artificial."
- The Stage
Three performers swathed in plastic; three intimate one-on-one experiences. Daphna Attias directs three compelling monologues written by Ann Akinjirin, Tim Crouch and Sonia Hughes which explore the fundamental role that touch plays in our lives, with refreshing humour and insight.