skin tight

writer: GARY HENDERSON / director: MAX KIRK
17 Oct - 4 Nov
7.45pm
£15/12
Tues to Sat. No shows Sun & Mon

1950s, the rural plains of Southern New Zealand. She has to go, he can’t let her. A couple’s past unravels in a tender, playful and bruising encounter.

As Tom and Elizabeth face their final struggle and look back over their lives, their darkest secrets, fears and desires are laid bare as fractured moments of violence and memory play out around an old, decaying farm.

One of New Zealand’s most beloved plays, based on Dennis Glover’s iconic kiwi poem ‘The Magpies’, SKIN TIGHT is a fierce portrayal of our need to hold onto love and the past, and to find a place to truly belong.

Southern Magpie Theatre commits to discovering honest, bold and moving stories from across the world, staging them with heart and vitality for audiences across the UK.

Previous praise for Max Kirk:

★★★★★ Brilliantly written, deftly performed and a joy to watch. Max Kirk is a name we will definitely be seeing a lot more of in the future” Epigram on Just Before Sunrise

★★★★★ “Incredibly moving” Bristol Theatre Review on Just Before Sunrise

“Witty, poignant, intellectually chewy” Bristol 247 on Just Before Sunrise

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 1 hour without interval and contains scenes of a sexual nature. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

LATECOMERS MAY NOT BE ADMITTED. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM.

Over 18s only. Due to pub licensing laws no one under the age of 18 is permitted into the building after 7pm.

Refunds are not available. In extreme circumstances tickets purchased may be exchanged for another performance if adequate written notice is provided. 

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booking:
telephone bookings:
0333 666 3366
(booking fees apply, fees for telephone sales will be higher)