Full casting is announced for Dante or Die’s Skin Hunger. The cast is Oseloka Obi (The Son/One Night in Miami), Rachel-Leah Hosker (Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales /The Butterfly Lion) and Terry O’Donovan (Dante or Die’s Co-Artistic Director & User Not Found/Take On Me). Deshaye Gayle (Future Bodies/The Incident) will understudy all three performers.
Daphna Attias directs Skin Hunger – three compelling monologues from writers Ann Akin, Tim Crouch and Sonia Hughes.
Skin Hunger examines with humour, tenderness and insight the fundamental role that touch plays in our lives – a vital aspect of humanity that so many of us didn’t realise we needed until it was restricted.
This socially distanced installation is a unique and sensitively staged piece that invites three audience members at a time into a hidden chapel in London’s West End. Skin Hunger is a profound, live theatrical experience, with six entries daily, examining our innate and intrinsic need for human contact.
Dante or Die will also be creating a short film, Skin Hunger On Film, in collaboration with filmmaker Pinny Grylls, exploring the show’s themes, with a behind-the-scenes look at the production process from the perspective of three audience members. This will be available via digital & live screenings in Autumn 2021; details to be confirmed.