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…
A bracingly honest account of sex and shame, gut-wrenching and side-splitting by turns, Skin A Cat is an alternative coming of age story about going all the way.
Ages 14+. In the BT Studio. £10.
★★★★ "Beyond its silly and plentiful humour is a genuinely moving and effortlessly charming production … Lynn deliberately blurs the line between the clinical and the erotic … Wise and educational and funny, it really hits the spot." - Tim Bano
★★★★ "Frequently hilarious, it’s also refreshingly honest and open... there’s something so rousing and refreshing about the whole production; this is bold and genuinely exciting new writing" - Natasha Tripney
"Avoids becoming an issue piece, becoming an altogether more interesting mediation on difference and the crushing pressure to be what is considered normal in a highly sexualised culture." - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian.