Bella’s life is messy and difficult but at least she has Sean Barnet: the fittest, cleverest boy in the whole school. The only problem is, she’s never spoken a word to him. As Bella tries to become part of Sean’s life, she discovers things she never expected and struggles to understand.
Commissioned by Oxfordshire County Council’s Public Health Directorate and produced by Pegasus Theatre, Under My Skin is a fast-paced, funny and hard-hitting play about self-harm, which has toured to schools across Oxfordshire, playing to more than 5,000 students in Years 8 and 9 so far.
In 2016, it was shortlisted as a finalist for a Royal Society of Public Health Mental Wellbeing Award.
For audiences 12yrs, plus. Running Time: 45mins
POST SHOW TALK ON SUNDAY 29TH OCTOBER
‘Children & Young People’s Mental Health’ featuring Ali Taylor, Jon Lloyd (the play’s director), and Charlie Sheppard.
Ali is a playwright, screenwriter and teacher. His plays include 'Goth Weekend' (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Live Theatre); 'Cathy' (Cardboard Citizens, UK tour); 'Conspiracy' (RWCMD, Gate Theatre); 'Under My Skin' (Pegasus Theatre, tour); 'Fault Lines' (Hampstead Theatre); 'Sticks & Stones' (Polka Theatre); 'A Little Neck' (Goat & Monkey); 'Overspill' (Soho Theatre); 'Cotton Wool' (Theatre503, Berliner Festspiele), for which he won the 18th Meyer-Whitworth Award, and 'The Machine Gunners' (Polka Theatre), which was shortlisted for the Brian Way Award. Radio plays include 'Eight Feet High And Rising' and 'Cinders' for Radio 4’s Afternoon Play.
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