Following an immensely successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 ("a witty, tender play” **** Financial Times), a previous sell-out, award-winning run at The Vault Festival 2016 and a highly successful run at The Bunker London 2016, Rive Productions are delighted to bring Isley Lynn’s SKIN A CAT to Exeter Phoenix on 5th & 6th October.
Every teenager thinks they’re the only one not having sex. But for Alana (Lydia Larson), it may well be true. Every time she gets close to doing it, something just seems to get in the way. Soon she can’t help wondering if it’s this tricky for everyone else? Because no one ever said it would be this complicated.
Putting a young woman's struggle with her sexuality front and centre, this semi-autobiographical story is like none you've seen before, yet it still feels achingly familiar, breaking stereotypes and hearts in the process. A story about one girl and her relatively rare (yet more common that you’d think) condition vaginismus.
Having studied at Exeter University herself, playwright Isley Lynn is looking forward to bringing this engaging and wickedly funny piece of work back to the city. As entertaining as it is educational, Skin A Cat is a personal and unflinching look at the pressures of fitting in; an alternative coming of age story about going all the way.
Tickets available here: https://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/skin-a-cat/