Award-winning Play Skin A Cat To Tour UK

Last Updated on 10th September 2018

Isley Lynn’s critically acclaimed play Skin A Cat will tour the UK in September – October 2018.

Skin A Cat Tour
The cast of Skin A Cat. Photo: The Other Richard

Following an immensely successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, 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 play Skin A Cat on tour.

Every teenager thinks they’re the only one not having sex. But for Alana, 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.

With a kaleidoscope of off kilter characters, Skin A Cat follows Alana on an awkward sexual odyssey; from getting her first period at nine years old and freaking out her frantic mother, to watching bad porn at a house party, to a painful examination by an overly cheery gynaecologist – all in the pursuit of losing her virginity and finally becoming a woman, whatever that means.

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. 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.

Skin A Cat will feature Lydia Larson, Libby Rodliffe and Joe Eyre. The production is directed by Blythe Stewart.


14 September 2018
Hightide Festival, Aldeburgh

18 – 19 September 2018
The Wardrobe Bristol

24 – 25 September 2018
Theatr Clwyd, Mold

27 – 28 September 2018
The Lowry Salford

29 September 2018
The Bunker, London

4 October 2018
The Garage Norwich

5 – 6 October 2018
Exeter Phoenix

8 – 13 October 2018
The Other Room Cardiff

19 – 20 October 2018
Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough

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