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VenueSouthbank Centre
Other spaces: Royal Festival Hall, RFH, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From6th September 2012
To6th September 2012
PricesFrom £15.00. To £15.00.
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Skewered Snails

Skewered SnailsT449531959
SKEWERED SNAILS is the darkly comic tale of a dysfunctional family: authoritarian father, a mother whose tenderness manifests itself in fascinating and disturbing ways towards her children, twin siblings, a boy and a barbaric girl. This is definitely not the recipe for a traditional happy family. Discipline within the family is enforced with military precision by the father, while the mother's suffocating and ineffectual love borders on parental abuse. The son takes to the woods to live an arboreal existence following a series of horrifically brutal incidents, culminating with him being forced to eat snails and other concoctions made by his sadistic twin sister. SKEWERED SNAILS is powerfully told through extensive and imaginative physicality. The wonderfully idiosyncratic narrative is brought to life by a dynamic ensemble cast. SKEWERED SNAILS grew out of Ramesh's solo work SNAILS & KETCHUP that toured successfully in 2011 with sell-out shows in Paris and Singapore before a run at the Edinburgh Fringe as part of the Made in Scotland showcase. It was nominated for a Total Theatre award as well as garnering a cluster of 4 and 5 star reviews.
Author Ramesh Meyyappan (in association with Iron-Oxide)

Archive :: production:T449531959, play:S01803454258, venue:V423

Production details

Age 14+ Purcell Room. Part of Unlimited and Part of London 2012 Festival


Producer Chloe Dear
Director Hamish Pirie
Design Becky Minto
Lighting Simon Wilkinson
Sound Daniel Krass
Performer Ramesh Meyyappan (Son)
Performer Adura Onashile (Mother)
Performer Billy Mack (Father)
Performer Sita Pieraccini (Daughter)

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