Photo credit: Shedding A Skin Artwork (Photo courtesy of Soho Theatre)

Amanda Wilkin’s ‘Shedding A Skin’ to be staged at Soho Theatre

The play won the 2020 Verity Bargate Award.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Over the last year, Soho Theatre has broadcast comedy and cabaret streams, but the venue will relaunch its live theatre programming this summer. Amanda Wilkin's play Shedding A Skin will be presented at Soho Theatre from 17 June - 17 July.

Shedding A Skin focuses on the need to find kindness in unexpected places, seeking joy wherever you go. Speaking about her play, she said: "[I] wanted to create a universal story that was intrinsically hopeful and speaks to people no matter what gender, colour or age... I've spent a lot of time thinking about what I'd want to see when I go back to the theatre and I want belly laughs and to feel invigorated."

Wilkin's West End performing credits include Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre. She was also a part of the Royal Court Theatre's Writer Group in 2017, and her play The Little Sob was presented at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in 2019.

Shedding A Skin won the 2020 Verity Bargate Award, judged by the likes of Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Russell T Davies, Lolita Chakrabati and Laura Wade. Future shows at Soho Theatre are to be announced.

Shedding A Skin is at Soho Theatre from 17 June to 17 July.

Photo credit: Shedding A Skin Artwork (Photo courtesy of Soho Theatre)


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