About the show
Travel through time with the mesmeric Fishskin Trousers at Park Theatre.
Elizabeth Kuti’s compelling three-part monologue play Fishskin Trousers comes to London’s Park Theatre.
The 2013 play interweaves the lives of three people living in the Sussex fishing village of Orford. The first was alive in the 12th century, whilst the last is living in the area in 2004.
Orford Ness is a shingle split with a compelling draw over inhabitants of the area. In the 1970s, Ben finds himself working on the split as part of an American radar experiment. 800 years before, Mab becomes obsessed with a glimpse of the legendary Wild Man of Orford. Then, four years after the turn of the millennium, Mog must make a life-changing decision.
Brett Brown, Jessica Carroll and Eve Traynor reprise their roles from the acclaimed premiere of the play at Finborough Theatre in 2013. The production received a collection of positive reviews, including four stars from The Guardian and Time Out. Lyn Gardner, writing in The Guardian, describes the play as an “exquisitely couched trio of monolgues… that swirl around one another, catching each other’s tails like mermen frolicking in the surf.”
A beautiful and compelling tale about our connection to the land and the humans who have lived on it before us. A big success on its first outing on the London stage, its remains a catch of the day.
Fishskin Trousers is directed by Robert Price.
Suitable for ages 12 and over.
Fishskin Trousers runs from 17 October – 11 November 2017 at the Park Theatre.