Casting for site-specific show Skin Hunger exploring our need for touch

Last Updated on 19 May 2021 by Showcall Editorial Team

Dante or Die have announced performers for Skin Hunger, its triple bill of monologues by Ann Akin, Tim Crouch and Sonia Hughes at Stone Nest in central London

Skin Hunger Stone Nest
Left to right: Rachel-Leah Hosker, Terry O’Donovan and Oseloka Obi

Full casting has been announced for Skin Hunger, a social distanced performance installation in London’s West End featuring actors swathed in plastic.

Oseloka Obi, Rachel-Leah Hosker and Terry O’Donovan will perform three monologues from writers Ann Akin, Tim Crouch and Sonia Hughes. Deshaye Gayle will understudy all three.

Skin Hunger has been created by Daphna Attias and Terry O’Donovan, co-founders of Dante or Die which specialises in site-specific performances that tour across the UK and internationally.

Their new show will run from 15 to 27 June, with six entries daily, at performance space Stone Nest in the former Welsh Chapel at 136 Shaftesbury Avenue on the corner with Charing Cross Road.

Skin Hunger is described as a “profound” live theatrical experience, exploring our innate and intrinsic need for human contact. It promises to 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.

It is directed by Daphna Attias, with movement direction by Ayse Tashkiran. Design is by Khadija Raza, with additional design by Jemima Robinson. Music and sound design are by Yaniv Fridel and Ofer Oj Shabi and lighting design by Zia Bergin-Holly. It is produced by Sophie Ignatieff, with stage management by Jenefer Tait and production management by Keegan Curran.

Booking is via Eventbrite.

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