Beginning with a explosive fight between a man and a woman ending in a desperate embrace, Epsilon Productions Skin Tight is a beautiful testament to the resilient nature of love and loss. About a husband dealing with his dying wife, the play is much more than this and interweaves a memory play with physical theatre verging from some violent, disturbing scenes to moments of tender sensuality. Much of the play feels like an intimate portrayal of a life shared by two people where the audience often are positioned in the role of the voyeur eavesdropping upon something very private. Gary Henderson’s beautiful play jumps through different memories of a couple’s life together from the second world war to old age. Poignantly portrayed by Angela Bull and John Schumacher, the visceral relationship of the couple comes to life with an almost desperate realism. Expertly directed by Jemma Gross with a simple but evocative design by Jessamy Willson-Pepper and Ross McGivern, this play at the Ignite Festival in Exeter will stay with me for a long time.
Guest post by Holly Maples
Epsilon’s 2012 production of “Skin Tight” bu Gary Henderson at the Ignite Theatre Festival, Exeter 29th and 30th June.
"Skin Tight" Official Trailer