Etcetera Theatre

Skin Like Butter

Skin Like Butter


“…challenging theatre… as charming as well as it’s damning.”

“… a boldly poetic and beautifully human look at asylum seekers.”

**** - Grumpy Gay Critic

Fresh from their sell-out run at Black Box Festival in January, The Thelmas are proud to be returning to the Etcetera for a limited three night run, of SKIN LIKE BUTTER from the exciting new voice that is Leah Cowan.

"I know that lots of people aren’t happy about the job we do. But everyone has their role to play."

When Jerome travels to England to study, he finds himself trapped within a Kafkaesque world of officers, guards, interviewers, raids, removals, and indefinite immigration detention. Inspired by her experiences of working with an immigration detainee support group, Leah Cowan brings us her debut full-length play, which deftly interrogates the asylum process in the UK and challenges us to question our own attitudes towards those who seek our protection.

Director: Madelaine Moore Writer: Leah Cowan Produced by The Thelmas

The Thelmas are dedicated to promoting and supporting rising female talent. The gender imbalance in British theatre has never seemed more incongruous and so The Thelmas are taking matters into their own hands. They are passionate about seeing more female writers have their work commissioned and producing stories told from a female perspective.

Dates: 19th February @ 7.30pm / 20th February @ 7.00pm plus Q & A with the writer and special guests / 21st February @ 7.30pm

Ticket Prices: £10.00 / £8.00 concessions (Under 18s/ Over 60s, NUS, Unwaged: Job Seekers Allowance/Income Support, Ex-Detainees & SOAS activist groups)

Press contact: Madelaine Moore - telephone: 07909 662 439 email: twittter: @TheThelmas


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