We are delighted to announce new dates for celebrated site specific theatre makers Dante or Die’s new show Skin Hunger which was originally planned to open in November.
Artistic Director Daphna Attias directs three monologues from Tim Crouch, Ann Akin and Sonia Hughes with casting to be announced shortly.
This is a specially designed socially distanced theatrical installation by award-winning designer Khadija Raza, which explores the importance of human touch & intimacy in our lives. It is being sensitively staged in the disused Welsh Chapel at Stone Nest on Shaftesbury Avenue and opens on 15th June to three audience members at a time with six entries daily.
Tuesday 15 to Sunday 27 June 2021 – 6 entries daily from 13.30 – 21.00
Three performers swathed in plastic: three intimate one-on-one experiences. This is an individual experience in line with the latest government guidance for June 2021.
Daphna Attias directs Skin Hunger – three compelling monologues from leading writers Ann Akin, Tim Crouch and Sonia Hughes, which examine with humour, tenderness and insight the fundamental role that touch plays in our lives – a vital aspect of humanity that so many of us didn’t realise we needed until it was restricted.
This socially distanced installation is a unique and sensitively staged piece that invites three audience members at a time into a hidden chapel in London’s West End. Skin Hunger is a profound, live theatrical experience, with six entries daily, examining our innate and intrinsic need for human contact.
Dante or Die will also be creating a short film, Skin Hunger On Film, in collaboration with filmmaker Pinny Grylls, exploring the show’s themes, with a behind-the-scenes look at the production process from the perspective of three audience members. This will be available via digital & live screenings in Autumn 2021; details to be confirmed.
Running Time approx. 60 minutes
Age guidance: 16+
Skin Hunger is presented in partnership with Stone Nest and is funded by Arts Council England.
Created by Daphna Attias & Terry O’Donovan
Written by Ann Akin, Tim Crouch & Sonia Hughes
Directed by Daphna Attias
Design by Khadija Raza, Additional Design by Jemima Robinson
Music & Sound Design by Yaniv Fridel and Ofer Oj Shabi.
Lighting Design by Zia Bergin-Holly
Movement Direction by Ayse Tashkiran
Produced by Sophie Ignatieff
Production Management by Keegan Curran
Stage Management by Jenefer Tait