SKIN TIGHT at The Hope Theatre
1950s, the rural plains of Southern New Zealand. She has to go, he can’t let her. A couple’s past unravels in a tender, playful and bruising encounter.
Southern Magpie Theatre are bringing Gary Henderson’s poetic and vivacious play Skin Tight to the Hope Theatre from 17th October-4th November and we are in need of your help!
About the play
As Tom and Elizabeth face their final struggle and look back over their lives, their darkest secrets, fears and desires are laid bare as fractured moments of violence and memory play out around an old, decaying farm.
One of New Zealand’s most beloved plays, based on Dennis Glover's iconic kiwi poem ‘The Magpies’, Skin Tight is a fierce portrayal of our need to hold onto love and the past, and to find a place to truly belong.
About the company
SKIN TIGHT is Southern Magpie's debut show. Southern Magpie Theatre commits to discovering honest, bold and moving stories from across New Zealand, staging them with heart and vitality for audiences across the UK.
About the Hope Theatre
The Hope Theatre is an award-winning fringe theatre found just five minutes walk away from Highbury and Islington tube station. Under the Artistic direction of Matthew Parker THT has established as top of its field with Matthew being awarded the Off West End award for Best Artistic Director for his vision and a number of productions receiving 5* reviews and critical acclaim.
THT is one of the only Fringe theatres that is Equity registered, meaning that we must pay our actors & stage management according to the Equity Fringe Agreement. This is an incredible step THT has made to ensure fair pay and we are proud to be paying all our actors, our stage management, and our artistic team.
Where will your money go?
The money raised from this campaign will go towards our marketing campaign and towards paying our creative team. We have already received some support for our set, graphic design and the rights for production in our quest to raise our total of £5,000. So although £700 isn’t everything that we need, it makes a significant contribution to making sure we present a professional production and share our story.
Director – Max Kirk
Producer – Cindy McLean-Bibby
Designer – Rachael Twyford
Lighting Designer – Oliver Bush
Our team have collectively worked at: Bristol Old Vic, Underbelly, Omnibus Theatre, Finborough Theatre, Wardrobe Theatre, LAMDA’s Carne Studio and the Alma Tavern Theatre. They are incredibly proud to present Skin Tight at the Hope Theatre.
Philippe Edwards - Tom
Philippe has just graduated from LAMDA. Credits whilst there include: 'The Seagull' dir. Jams Kerr, 'Flare Path' dir. Caroline Leslie, 'As You Like It' dir. Bill Alexander, 'Assassins' dir. Joanna Read and 'Bracken Moor' dir. Tinuke Craig.
Louise Hoare - Elizabeth
Louise has just graduated from LAMDA. Credits whilst there include: 'The Seagull' dir. James Kerr, 'Flare Path' dir. Caroline Leslie, 'Bury Fair' dir. John Baxter, 'Assassins' dir. Joanna Read & 'Hobson's Choice' dir. Matthew Lloyd.
Other ways you can help
Whether you can give £10 or £700, your contribution will help us get closer to our goal.
If you can’t make a donation here, please support the project by reposting the link to this page on your Facebook/Twitter feeds and help us spread the word.
The best thing you can do though is come and see this wonderful show!
You will receive a personalised thank you from the team on our Southern Magpie Twitter and Facebook accounts.
You will receive the perks of a Kiwi plus a Skin Tight poster signed by the cast and creative team.
You will receive the perks of a Kea plus one ticket to see the show and your name in our programme.
You will receive a poster signed by the team, your name in the programme and two tickets to the show of your choice.
You will receive a poster signed by the team, your name in the programme, two tickets to the show of your choice and an invitation to a supporter’s lunch with the team.
£500- Southern Magpie
You will receive a poster signed by the team, your name in the programme, two tickets to the show of your choice, an invitation to a supporter’s lunch with the team and an invitation to attend a rehearsal.