StoneCrabs Theatre has joined forces with Catalan Theatre Company Bots and Barrals to present the UK Premiere of Guillem Clua’s Skin in Flames, opening at Park Theatre on 13 May. The show runs Tuesday - Saturdays until 6 June.
Directed by Franko Figueiredo & Silvia Ayguadé
Cast Bea Segura David Lee-Jones Almiro Andrade and Laya Martí
A famous photojournalist returns to the country where his career was launched during a brutal civil war. One of his photographs - a schoolgirl flying through the air in the aftermath of a bomb explosion - has since become a world-renowned icon of war, violence, and innocence. Whilst the photograph has become a household image, the girl has never been identified. Twenty years later, the photographer returns to the fledgling democracy to receive a prestigious peace award, but first must be interviewed by an ambitious young woman whose story seems eerily familiar…
Skin in Flames takes the audience on an emotional and intellectual journey challenging them to consider and question the fine line dividing those in power and those in need of assistance. With the expertly crafted dramatic structure and story elements found in every country’s newspaper headlines, Guillem Clua’s award-winning script melds the best of content and form into a hauntingly unforgettable theatrical experience.
Skin in Flames will see Spanish actresses Laya Marti (most recently seen in Pedro Almodovar’s I’m So Excited), and Bea Segura (film and television star, whose recent credits include Hierro and Salvador by Puig Antich, series regular on Tele5’s Hospital Central, and soon to be seen on BBC1’s Suntrap), making their London stage debuts alongside Almiro Andrade (Midsummer Night Dreams and Bygones) and David Lee-Jones (who received critical acclaim for his theatre work, including #aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei (Hampstead Theatre), Richard in Richard III, Antonio in The Merchant of Venice)
Since its world premiere in Barcelona in 2005, Skin in Flames has had global success, with critically acclaimed productions in Spain, Greece, Poland, Latin America, and the United States. In 2004, Clua received one of the country’s top theatre awards, the City of Alcoi Theatre Prize - having previously won the same award for his first play The Invisible - and the following year he received the Barcelona Critic’s Choice Award ‘Serra d’Or’ for Best Play.
Written by Guillem Clua
Designer Valerie Kaneko-Lucas
Lighting Designer by Derek Carlyle
Sound Design by Dinah Mullen
Production Management Ricky McFadden
Assistant Director Hattie Coupe
Assistant Producer Jude Evans
Produced by StoneCrabs Theatre and Bots and Barrals