StoneCrabs Theatre has joined forces with Catalan Theatre Company Bots and Barrals to present the UK Premiere of Guillem Clua’s Skin in Flames, opening at Park Theatre on 13th May, with a press night on 14th May. Skin in Flames will see Spanish actresses Laya Marti (most recently seen in Pedro Almodovar’s I’m So Excited), and Bea Segura (film and television star, whose recent credits include Hierro and Salvador by Puig Antich, series regular on Tele5’s Hospital Central, and soon to be seen on BBC1’s The Suntrap), making their London stage debuts alongside Almiro Andrade and David Lee-Jones.
Since its world premiere in Barcelona in 2005, Skin in Flames has had global success, with critically acclaimed productions in Spain, Greece, Poland, Latin America, and the United States. In 2004, Clua received one of the country’s top theatre awards, the City of Alcoi Theatre Prize – having previously won the same award for his first play The Invisible – and the following year he received the Barcelona Critic’s Choice Award ‘Serra d’Or’ for Best Play.
A famous photojournalist returns to the country where his career was launched during a brutal civil war. One of his photographs – a schoolgirl flying through the air in the aftermath of a bomb explosion – has since become a world-renowned icon of war, violence, and innocence. Whilst the photograph has become a household image, the girl has never been identified. Twenty years later, the photographer returns to the fledgling democracy to receive a prestigious peace award, but first must be interviewed by an ambitious young woman whose story seems eerily familiar…
Skin in Flames by Guillem Clua
Previews: 13th May 2015
Press Night: 14th May 2015 (7pm)
Plays until: 6th June 2015
Tuesday 21st April 2015