Skin Tight

By Gary Henderson

Performed at Park Theatre, Inaugural Season – London July 2013
Stockfest – Edinburgh September 2012
Ignite Festival – Exeter June 2012

Skin Tight is a highly physical & fiercely romantic story of enduring love, set in New Zealand, within the memories of the 1940’s, to present day.

The lyrical & dramatic beauty of Henderson’s script helps us see Tom & Elizabeth as young & nubile, refusing to succumb to the brutality of old age & the numbing of flesh & mind.

An ordinary couple with an extraordinary love relive their darkest secrets, deepest passions & heart breaking truths, the physical, violent and pleasurably episodic remembrances of their first words, first date, and first intimacy.

We observe them as childhood sweethearts swimming in the lake to the anger of the uncertainty of war & their realisation that throughout the moments of doubt that life has thrown at them, as long as they can be together, they wouldn’t change a thing.

This is their final chance to say all the things they never had the chance to before.

“Epsilon Productions have created a triumph”


Angela Bull:Elizabeth,   John Schumacher:Tom

Creative Team

Director – Jemma Gross
Designer – Jessamy Willson – Pepper
Lighting Designer – Sherry Coenen
Stage Manager – Anna Robertson
Composer – Gareth Jones
Fight Director – Dan Styles
Movement Director – Clare McKenna
Production Photographer – Andy Colbourne (AC Photography)
Art Designer – Al Stride
Projection Designer – Grant Kay

Associate Artists

Holly Maples, William Hartley, Sarah Bradnum

London Reviews

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ What’s On Stage “A  top class production”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ London Theatre Guide “This is a consummately professional and exceptional production on every level – the kind of ‘seamless whole’ artists from many areas of the visual and creative media strive to achieve”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ West End Wilma “Haunting, powerful and absorbing, this production will leave you with goosebumps, a pounding heart and a guilty feeling that you have just witnessed something private.”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Remote Goat “Rarely does one see on stage such scenes of raw powerful passion between lovers.”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Public Review “Brutally realistic, riveting and visually startling”

★ ★ ★ ★ Entertainment Focus “The production is further enhanced by excellent performances….Intensity is sustained throughout”

★ ★ ★ ★ Everything Theatre “Stand out performances and well-written dialogue that really hits home.”

★ ★ ★ ★ Exeunt “An incredibly exposed and unflinching piece of theatre.”

Touring Reviews

“Epsilon Productions have created a triumph”

” It’s romantic, vigorous, erotic and chest-crushingly sad, in equal measure”- Exeunt Magazine

“The connection between the two actors was such that it was impossible for the audience not to be swept up in the emotion and passion of the piece.” – Phonic FM

“The audience were entranced from the first moment. Warm, honest and touching, the production drew tears”

“Glimpse an ordinary couple with an extraordinary love”

Interview with Epsilon Producer, Angela Bull about her passion for Skin Tight
Interview with Epsilon Producer, Angela Bull about her passion for Skin Tigh

  Production Images

  Skin Tight Official Trailer