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Skin of the Teeth


Theatre. 1st – 5th Feb, 18:00, £9.

The story of a boy without fear. Thriller meets fairytale. ‘Exciting and thrilling, a mesmerising piece of theatre’ ★★★★ Edfest. Surreal and boldly-physical. A dark, modern fairytale about a boy who can’t feel fear and his quest to find it.

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‘Intriguing new voice’ (The Stage) Anna Beecher’s searing reimagining of the Grimm’s fairytale, The Boy Who Went Forth To Learn To Shudder; the story of a boy who can’t feel fear.

Nicholas wants to feel fear. People can tell that something is missing in him. After a violent accident he accepts the help of charming stranger, Mr Bacon, who takes him under his wing, out of his small seaside town and into an enchanting and perilous world.

FAT CONTENT bring their signature surrealism to this gritty, spellbinding story.

With an award-winning performance from Daniel Holme, and direction by Lecoq trained Rachel Lincoln, Skin Of The Teeth takes an unflinching look at fear, fearlessness and the manipulation of young men.

*** WINNER :Best Actor Award at Buxton Fringe. 2016 ***
*** NOMINATED: Komedia Brighton Award for Excellence at Edinburgh Fringe. 2016 ***
*** NOMINATED: Best New Writing Award at Buxton Fringe. 2016 ***

Exciting and thrilling, Skin Of The Teeth is a mesmerising piece of theatre. Edinburgh Festivals Magazine. ★★★★

A spellbinding piece of work…as unsettling as it is bewitching. The List. ★★★★

Twists the grubby everyday into the uncanny…suffused with the dark timelessness of
fairytales. Fest. ★★★★

A powerful and rich piece of theatre. A Younger Theatre. ★★★★

Dark, distinctive new writing from an intriguing new voice. The Stage An excellent performance…compelling. The Scotsman

We are FAT CONTENT. We are interested in myths, both ancient and modern, from pop culture to fairy tales. Our work is often sensory, always surreal, sometimes poetic, usually dark and always brimming with content. We want to challenge, enchant and entertain.

FAT CONTENT is Anna Beecher, Rachel Lincoln & Daniel Holme

Anna Beecher: Writer
Anna Beecher is a writer, poet and performance maker. She’s currently creating new work for Battersea Arts Centre in response to the Grand Hall fire. Her other recent work includes writing new play The Surplus, commissioned by Young Vic Taking Part. A multi-award-winning poet, Anna performs widely at festivals, slams and other spoken word events. @AnnaBeecher

Rachel Lincoln: Director
Rachel is a director, theatre maker and performer.
She recently directed The Curtain for Young Vic Taking Part and Friends Reunited by Alecky Blythe at the Young Vic as part of The Jerwood Assistant Director programme. Rachel trained at the Jacques Lecoq school in Paris. Rachel is currently Staff Director at the National Theatre on Hedda Gabler, directed by Ivo Van Hove. @rachel_theatre

Daniel Holme: Actor
Daniel is an award winning actor and theatre maker. He trained at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. While in the US, Daniel joined the original cast of Douglas Carter Beane’s Fairycakes and performed in rep at The Scranton Shakespeare Festival. Now back in London, Daniel is also in Lost Watch’s new play Flew The Coop at the New Diorama this Spring. @DannyHolme

FAT CONTENT’s previous shows include The Man I Cure and The Gannet.
“Startlingly innovative” ★★★★ FEST on The Gannet
“Visionary excellence…an outstanding piece of theatre” ★★★★★ Fringe Review on The Gannet

Writer: Anna Beecher
Director: Rachel Lincoln
Performer: Daniel Holme
Sound Design: Max Perryment

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