Every teenager thinks they’re the only one not having sex. But for Alana, it may well be true. Every time she gets close to doing it something just seems to get in the way… Soon she can’t help wondering is it this tricky for everyone else? Because no one ever said it was going to be this complicated.
With a kaleidoscope of off kilter characters, Skin A Cat by Isley Lynn follows Alana on an awkward sexual odyssey: from getting her first period at nine years old and freaking out her frantic mother, to watching bad porn at a house party, to a painful examination by an overly cheery gynaecologist – all in the pursuit of losing her virginity and finally becoming a woman. Whatever that means…
Winner of the VAULT Festival’s Pick of the Year Award and nominated for four Off-West End Awards including Best New Play, Skin A Cat is an alternative coming of age story about going all the way.
'Hilarious, it’s also refreshingly honest and open... there’s something so rousing and refreshing about the whole production; this is bold and genuinely exciting new writing' ★★★★ The Stage
'Wise and educational and funny, it really hits the spot.' ★★★★ Timeout
'Skin A Cat should be compulsory viewing for under 25s. Scratch that. It should be compulsory viewing for everyone.' - Fergus Morgan, Theatre Critic
Running Time: 90 minutes