SKIN DEEP THE MUSICAL
A Musical Revue about Every Body
Writer: Chris Burgess
Director/Choregrapher: Adam Scown
Associate Director/Choreographer: Robbie O’Reilly
Musical Director: Ian MacGregor
Producer: LAMBCO Productions
White Rock, Hastings, Thursday 15th Feb
The Albany Theatre, Coventry, Friday 23rd Feb
The Brindley Theatre, Runcorn, Thursday, 5th April
Viva, Blackpool, Sunday 22nd April
Exmouth Pavilions, Exmouth, Friday 11th May
The Broadway Theatre, Peterborough, Saturday 12th May
Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, Saturday 16th June
The Redgrave Theatre, Bristol, Wednesday 27th June
The Carnegie Theatre, Workington, Friday 29th June
“This fast-moving show is a delightful musical comedy” THE STAGE
’SKIN DEEP’ is a musical revue about body image, diets, the gym, botox, nip ‘n’ tucks, photoshopping and the hell of trying to look good in a selfie. It’s a show about every body for everybody!
We live in a culture obsessed with body image. Magazines, movies and social media rub our faces in our inadequate faces (and bodies) all the time. This show is about hitting back – and learning to love the way we look.
“Hilariously unbelievable… clever and riotously funny”
EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS
Diana Diamonte hosts, inspiring her four ‘boys’ to explore the naked truth about their bodies and how they feel about them. With a cast who act, sing and dance, this show boasts a host of brand new musical comedy numbers – in an inspirational evening celebrating bodies of all shapes and sizes!
“One of the funniest things I’ve seen” WEST END WILMA
AT THE AT THE LOST THEATRE, STOCKWELL, AND AT THE KING’S HEAD THEATRE, ISLINGTON, 2017
“…deserves to be seen in theatres across the U.K and should hold its heads high in the West End with no changes” MUSICAL STAGES
The show was first seen in its earliest incarnation at the Edinburgh Festival 2007. (It has since been renamed, rewritten and rebranded.). For that premiere run it was nominated in four categories in the MTM Musical Theatre Awards – presented alongside the Scotsman Fringe First awards.
UK Best Composer
UK Best Lyricist
UK Best Musical Production
The Dress Circle .com Award for Best New Musical
CHRIS BURGESS has written previous Edinburgh Fringe shows: ‘SOPHIE TUCKER’S ONE NIGHT STAND’ (Pleasance Cabaret Bar) and ‘FAITH BROWN & HER BOYS IN THE BUFF’ (Pleasance One) and ‘BETTE MIDLER & ME’ (Gilded Balloon). He also wrote ‘LUNCH WITH MARLENE AND NOEL’ with Kate O’Mara as Dietrich (National Tour), and many other revues and musicals.
ROBBIE O’REILLY is Artistic Director of London Studio Centre’s Jazz Dance Company. She has choreographed many shows at the Landor Theatre: ‘FOLLIES’, INTO THE WOODS’ ‘I LOVE YOU BECAUSE’, ‘CURTAINS,’ DAMN YANKEES’ and received several ‘Offie’ nominations for this work. As a performer she has appeared in the West End casts of ‘CHICAGO’ and ‘FOSSE’
ADAM SCOWN has choreographed ‘SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER’ (Guernsey), ‘ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND’ and ‘DIE FLEDERMAUS’ (Opera Holland Park), NOYE’S FLUDDE (Aldeburgh Opera), ‘RENT’ (Tabard Theatre), and ‘PARADE’ (London Theatre Workshop). Originally from Australia, Adam has recently been initiated into a very British tradition and directed two pantomimes in 2017.
LAMBCO PRODUCTIONS has produced ‘BLUEBIRDS – THE MUSICAL’ (Above the Stag), LAMBCO FRINGE FESTIVAL 2014-2016 (Lost Theatre), ‘THE CRUMPLE ZONE’ (Pleasance Theatre, London), five seasons of Christmas Skating Events in Torquay; ‘SINCERELY YOURS’ and co-produced ‘BEWITCHMENT ON BLACK ICE’ (Landor Theatre).