Talks and Events
Immediately following the matinee. Free with purchase to matinee performance on the same day.
Sometimes you crack.
Sometimes you didn’t mean to yell that.
Sometimes you have to lay low until you’ve figured it out
And sometimes, sometimes you have to hibernate until you’ve healed.
This is a new day.
Shedding a Skin is a story for our times. A play about finding kindness in unexpected places. A play about connecting with what our elders can teach us – new skin honouring old skin. A play about joy, healing and protest. And having a good belly laugh.
Written by Amanda Wilkin, the 2020 winner of Soho Theatre’s acclaimed Verity Bargate Award, introduces audiences to a fresh and fierce new voice.
‘She’s captured a generation. It’s a work of incredible beauty and great wit, she will go far.’Stephen Garrett
From a record number of 1493 entries for the 2020 Verity Bargate Award, Amanda Wilkin’s spellbinding play captivated the Award’s readers and judges, including Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Lolita Chakrabati (Hymn), Russell T Davies (It’s A Sin), Laura Wade (The Watsons) and Stephen Garrett (Character 7), and was announced as the winner in October 2020.
Shedding A Skin will be creating a relaxed, inclusive environment in Soho Theatre’s Main House for all performances.
Parent and baby-friendly performance
Sat 3 July at 3pm
for parents of babies up to around 15 months
Mon 5 July at 7.30pm (preceded by socially distanced Touch Tour at 6pm)
Audio Described by Miranda Yates
Wed 7 July at 7.30pm
Captioned by Alex Romeo
Sat 10 July at 7.30pm
BSL interpreted by Jacqui Beckford
Shedding A Skin is a Soho Theatre production sponsored by NJA, Core Values & Creative Management.
The Verity Bargate Award is sponsored by Character 7
You are booking for a performance with socially distanced seating. Read more here.
‘…beautifully written, contemporary, poetic and delicate. The world she creates in the play is familiar and surprising all at once. She’s definitely a talent to watch.’
…’It’s heartfelt, it’s mysterious, it says a lot about the world, it’s really, really brilliant.’