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 is it this tricky for everyone else? Because no one ever said it was going to 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…

Winner of the VAULT Festival’s Pick of the Year Award and nominated for four Off-West End Awards including Best New Play, Skin A Cat is an alternative coming of age story about going all the way.  

 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, The Stage ★★★★

 Wise, Educational and funny. Tim Bano, Timeout ★★★★

[SAC] 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.

Skin A Cat should be compulsory viewing for under 25s. Scratch that. It should be compulsory viewing for everyone.  Fergus Morgan, Theatre Critic



Skin A Cat is brought to you by Rive Productions.

Cast & Creatives

Writer // Isley Lynn
Director // Blythe Stewart

Performers // Lydia Larson, Libby Rodliffe and Joe Eyre



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