If Isley Lynn’s Skin A Cat teaches us anything it’s to be bold in talking about everything about sex, especially for women.
Though 2016 has been far from kind, seeing roughly 250 productions mostly in Fringe and Off-West End venues has made for a fruitful year in theatre. Choosing ten hasn’t been easy, but these productions had an impact that sets them apart from the rest.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
New short play about sex and shame is partly a campaign tool and partly a plea for openness and understanding.
We didn’t want to shy away from the rude and playful experiences of becoming an adult, which means we got up to lots of boisterous and theatrical things that helped develop the show’s style.
I’m basically fixated on new stories and fresh perspectives – I wrote Skin a Cat because I didn’t see my experiences of sex reflected in the media around me.
A brand new theatre, named The Bunker, is opening in a former underground car park in Southwark Street, with an inaugural season that includes new drama from Philip Ridley and a world premiere British musical, Muted.