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Her Naked Skin

By Rebecca Lenkiewicz A Wiltshire Creative Production – Regional premiere Age guidance 14+
5 - 20 October 2018 Salisbury Playhouse Main House
Her Naked Skin final week



Love is just fear I suppose. Masquerading as a fever. Then you explore each other and suddenly you have licence to become totally pedestrian. And ultimately abusive. 

London 1913. Militancy in the suffragette movement is at its height. Hundreds of women of all classes serve time in Holloway Prison in their fight to gain the vote. Amongst them is Lady Celia Cain who feels trapped by both the policies of the day and the shackles of 
a frustrating marriage. Inside, she meets a young seamstress, Eve Douglas, and her life spirals into erotic but dangerous chaos. 

Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s Her Naked Skin premiered at the National Theatre in July 2008. 

The professional cast will perform alongside a community company to present this epic story of political and personal intensity. 

“Beautifully acted” **** The Stage

“Monumental set… powerful soundscape… exceptional cast” Fine Times Recorder

“A thought-provoking and incredibly moving production” Salisbury Journal

“Outstanding performances” Valley News

“The entire company deserves congratulation” Wiltshire Times

Go behind the scenes of Her Naked Skin with our blog from Assistant Director Clare Threadgold.

Read about Being Part of Her Naked Skin by one member of the community company on our blog.



Visual Arts Exhibition at Salisbury Arts Centre
Thursday 4 October - Saturday 10 November
Our Naked Skin
Building on the play, Our Naked Skin is a collaboration between Wiltshire Creative and Queer Britain, the national LGBTQ + museum.

Booking Details

Monday - Saturday at 7.30pm and Thursday & Saturday matinees at 2.15pm (from 5 Oct)
Tickets £27 - £12

Age guidance 14+

Running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval

Post Show Talk - Wednesday 10 October

Backstage Tour – Saturday 13 October at 11am

Please note: for security reasons, your bag may be searched when visiting Salisbury Playhouse

Contains brief nudity and scenes that some may find disturbing  

Access Performances

BSL BSL Interpreted Performance - Tuesday 16 October at 7.30pm

Captioned Performance Captioned Performance - Wednesday 17 October at 7.30pm

Audio Described Audio Description & Touch Tour - Thursday 18 October at 2.15pm & 7.30pm
 (a live narrator describes the action on stage between the dialogue, via headphones)
Touch Tours (accompanying audio described performances, designed for blind or partially sighted audience members) the touch tours will start 90 minutes before the performance time.


Cast & Creatives

The Cast

The Cast of Her Naked Skin

The Creative Team

Director      Gareth Machin

Designer    Dawn Allsopp

Lighting Designer    Johanna Town

Sound Designer     Michael Scott

Musical Supervisor       Harry Blake

Casting Director         Gabrielle Dawes CDG