Skin In The Game
20th Aug 2019 - 14th Sep 2019
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."
Nechells, 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...
Infused with the spirit of Philip Ridley and Irvine Welsh, 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, County Hall, London; Switzerland, West End).
Cast Charlie Allen (Home, I'm Darling), Kathryn O'Reilly (Our Country's Good), Paul Westwood (King Charles III), David Whitworth (Orange Tree Associate Artist).
Kathryn O’Reilly: Winner of Best Performance Award at this year’s Birmingham Fest.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “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
"Astonishing writing...I was totally engrossed from start to finish." LondonTheatre1 on Paul Westwood's previous work
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, with additional support from YGAM
Suitable for ages: 14+
Trigger warnings: Features strong language and scenes of a violent nature
Warning: Features sudden loud noises
Running time: 80 minutes approx. (no interval)
Wednesday 21 August, 9pm: Q&A with Jim Orford on the topic of gambling addiction.
Jim Orford is emeritus professor of clinical and community psychology at the University of Birmingham. He runs the website Gambling Watch UK and has achieved a national and international reputation in the fields of addiction and community psychology.
Friday 6th September, 9:15pm: Naomi Belle, composer of SKIN IN THE GAME, brings her live performance to the Old Red Lion for one night only.
Naomi is a singer-songwriter and a north London native. Her new-age rnb sound is complemented by her poetic lyrics and melodic tone. Naomi has spent all of her formative years in Finsbury Park and creates all of her music from her bedroom. Her lyrics are conversational with a focus on content so familiar, that people all around the world can identify with it. Experimenting with live instruments on some songs, Naomi’s tracks are filled with stacked and intricate harmonies, creating a moving and arresting listening experience.
Wednesday 11th September: FREE Post-show Q&A with Gambling With Lives, an organisation set up to support families and friends of those affected by gambling.
More info about them here; https://www.
Tuesday 20th August - Saturday 14th September 2019
Tuesday - Saturday 7.45pm (Except Thursday 22nd August - 7.00pm start)
Saturday & Sunday matinees 3.00pm
PREVIEW TICKETS TUESDAY 20TH, WEDNESDAY 21ST & THURSDAY 22ND AUGUST £10
WEEK 1 TICKETS friDAY 23rD - SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST £15.50 (£12.50 CONCESSIONS)
WEEKS 2-4 TICKETS TUESDAY 27TH AUGUST - SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER £17.50 (£15.50 CONCESSIONS)
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