Skin Like Butter
by Leah Cowan
When Jerome travels to England to study, he finds himself trapped within a Kafkaesque world of officers, guards, interviewers, raids, removals, and indefinite immigration detention. Inspired by her experiences of working with an immigration detainee support group, Leah Cowan brings us her debut full-length play, which deftly interrogates the asylum process in the UK and challenges us to question our own attitudes towards those who seek our protection.
"I know that lots of people aren’t happy about the job we do. But everyone has their role to play."
Director: Madelaine Moore
Writer: Leah Cowan
Produced by The Thelmas
Cast: Yvette Boakye, Anthony Cozens, Sukh Ojla, John Omole,
First Performed as a staged reading at the Bishopsgate Institute on 2nd November 2014
Performed by Anthony Cozens, Sukh Ojla, Paul Thomas & Obioma Ugoala
Directed by Madelaine Moore
Produced in association with This is not a gateway festival
The Thelmas sold out both short runs of
SKIN LIKE BUTTER
at the Etcetera Camden in January and February 2015