Camden Fringe: Attlia Theatre’s ‘Skin Deep’ Returns To London After Sold Out Shows At The Old Red Lion

Myth. Matriarch. Murderer. Erzsébet Báthory was one of the most powerful women in sixteenth century Europe; heir to a powerful dynasty, wife of a decorated war-hero and countess of a vast fortune. She later became a sadistic serial killer – allegedly killing nearly 600 young women in cold blood.

Skin Deep explores faith, power, sexuality and a touch of the paranormal to investigate Bathory’s friendships, her struggles with the societal confines of her existence and what really makes a murderer.

After a sell-out run at The Old Red Lion, as part of the London Horror Festival in October 2016, ‘Skin Deep’ returns to the Camden Fringe, written by Lee Anderson of SQUINT and Performance Anxiety (“Impressive ensemble charts a woman’s descent into the dark side” –The Stage on Molly, “A great sense of risk taking” – Owen Calvert-Lyons, Ovalhouse, on Skeletons).

Skin Deep is directed by Ailin Conant of Theatre Temoin, who have been touring The Marked throughout 2016 and 2017 (“A rollercoaster ride that pulls no punches”- British Theatre Guide, “Expertly directed physicality”- Arts Award Voice).

“This is physical ensemble theatre in its purest form and will haunt me for days” – Nicholas Vince, Patron of the London Horror Festival on ‘Skin Deep’.

“Deeply political and, at times gruesomely shocking” – Get Reading on ‘Shoot. Get Treasure. Repeat.’

Best Director Award – Reading Fringe Festival 2013 (Ashley Winter and Christopher Montague, Shoot. Get

Treasure. Repeat.)

Best Director Award – Reading Fringe Festival 2016 (Ashley Winter, The Frogs)

As a company, Attila Theatre strive to create theatre that gets to grips with popular culture, using dark, piercing humour and a messy yet distinctive visual style. We are drawn to stories about women that are set within stereotypically masculine realms.

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Show taking place at The Lion and Unicorn

42-44 Gaisford Street, Kentish Town, NW5 2ED


dates time ticket prices concessions
Mon 31 Jul 2017 9:15pm £12.00 (£10.00 concs)
Tue 1 Aug 2017 9:15pm £12.00 (£10.00 concs)
Wed 2 Aug 2017 9:15pm £12.00 (£10.00 concs)
Thu 3 Aug 2017 9:15pm £12.00 (£10.00 concs)
Fri 4 Aug 2017 9:15pm £12.00 (£10.00 concs)
Sat 5 Aug 2017 9:15pm £12.00 (£10.00 concs)
Sun 6 Aug 2017 9:15pm £12.00 (£10.00 concs)


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