JIH in association with Greenwich Theatre presents
SKIN IN THE GAME
By Paul Westwood
Directed by Clemmie Reynolds
“He’s gonna get caught soon you know. So soon. Someone’s gonna say something. Someone’s gonna stop being scared of him.”
Birmingham, Summer 2019. The family flat isn’t selling. Dad’s been moved into a care home that needs paying for. Three estranged siblings meet to fix the problem. But the reality of the situation is more terrifying than any of them can imagine…
Paul Westwood’s debut full-length play is a startling new thriller that lifts the lid on gambling addiction, survival on the edges of society, and what happens when you lie to those who know you best. The production is directed by Clemmie Reynolds (Witness For The Prosecution, London; Switzerland, West End).
Cast includes Charlie Allen (Home, I’m Darling), Kathryn O’Reilly (Our Country’s Good), Paul Westwood (King Charles III), David Whitworth (Orange Tree Theatre Associate Artist).
**** “A very impressive full-length debut from Paul Westwood… The three leads perform their powerfully naturalistic lines with immaculate timing and almost exhilarating rancour” The Spy In The Stalls
**** “the cast, the script and Reynolds’ direction ensure the audience is on the edge of their seats… Skin in the Game marks Paul Westwood’s full-length debut as a playwright. He is certainly a name to watch.” LondonTheatre1
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Additional support from Royal Borough of Greenwich Community Arts Fund and YGAM.
Skin In The Game is at The Old Red Lion Tuesday 20 August – Sat 14th September 2019.
Preview tickets from £10