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)