Skin Tight

September 2, 2009

From the opening minutes when Tom and Elizabeth ran on to the stage and started fighting, to the final moment when they left, hand in hand, Skin Tight held me spellbound.

I laughed, I gasped, I sighed, I cried.

The play is set in rural South Canterbury. Tom and Elizabeth remember their childhoods, the war – he in Egypt, she left at home – his return, their move to the farm and their life there. The story was compelling, the characters real.

Sia Trokenheim and Matt Hudson held my attention for every second of the hour they were on stage. Jim Henderson’s appearance was brief but moving.

Gary Henderson’s play was inspired by Denis Glover’s poem The Magpies, It is funny and sad, entertaining and enthralling.

Skin Tight was directed by Jon Pheloung and performed in the Oamaru Opera House in association with the Court Theatre and Arts on Tour NZ.

If you have an opportunity to see it, grab it.

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