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Skin Hunger by Dante or Die

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Skin Hunger by Dante or Die

A full archive recording of the live 1:1 performance installation, filmed at Stone Nest in June 2021. 

“If you wanted to hold me. If you wanted to hold me. Hold me and tell me it’s okay”

Skin Hunger is about the power of touch - a vital aspect of humanity that so many of us didn’t realise we needed until it was restricted.

Daphna Attias directed three compelling monologues written by Ann Akinjirin, Tim Crouch and Sonia Hughes which explored the fundamental role that touch plays in our lives, with refreshing humour and insight.

Skin Hunger was a powerful live theatre experience set in a hidden chapel in London’s West End reflecting on intimacy and connection, after so many of us have been starved of human contact.

Skin Hunger is presented in partnership with Stone Nest and is funded by Arts Council England.

Running time: 45 mins


Skin Hunger is a full archive recording of the production, available to watch online. You can watch it on any device. Upon purchase, you will receive a unique link to watch and will have 72 hours to view it. The recording comes with optional captioning, which can be turned on/off. Skin Hunger is available on a Pay What You Decide basis, meaning you can choose to pay £5 - £20 to watch. 


  • Created by Daphna Attias & Terry O'Donovan

  • Written by Ann Akinjirin, Tim Crouch & Sonia Hughes

  • Directed by Daphna Attias

  • Cast: Rachel-Leah Hosker, Oseloka Obi & Terry O'Donovan. Understudy: Deshaye Dayle

  • Design by Khadija Raza

  • Additional Design by Jemima Robinson

  • Music & Sound Design by Yaniv Fridel & Ofer OJ Shabi

  • Lighting Design by Zia Bergin-Holly 

  • Movement Direction by Ayse Tashkiran

  • Produced by Sophie Ignatieff

  • Production Management by Keegan Curran

  • Acting Production Management by Danny Cunningham

  • Stage Management by Jenefer Tait

  • Assistant Stage Management by Stefy Barton

  • Cello by Yoed Nir

  • Mixing by Dom Feil-Roots from Soho Sonic

  • Marketing Management by Vic Shead

  • PR Consultancy by Cliona Roberts

  • Production Photography by Justin Jones

  • Placements: Anna T. Stenberg & Sophia Enderby

  • Original Production Management by Richard Williamson


"a reminder of theatre’s ‘ability to provoke deep, intimate connections between audience and performer" - Exeunt 

"The production plays with the illusion of intimacy, the encounters simultaneously tender and jarringly artificial" - The Stage 

"An exhilarating, intelligent production, that movingly articulates the importance of touch between humans"- Everything Theatre 

Preview: "the whole experience feels incredibly intimate, private, quiet" - Guardian

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tickets are non-refundable.