Theatre

Skin Hunger

"Oh my F-ing God. Grief can make you horny!"
A hilarious and moving semi-autobiographical play written by Tatiana Hotere. Skin Hunger is a woman's roller-coaster journey through Grief, God and 'Gasms. 

$25 - $32 (Service fee may apply)
70 minutes
Tue 7 - Fri 10 February
Tue 7 Feb, 6:30pm - 7:40pm
Wed 8 Feb, 6:30pm - 7:40pm
Thu 9 Feb, 6:30pm - 7:40pm
Fri 10 Feb, 6:30pm - 7:40pm

After the death of her husband, grief-stricken Eva - a perimenopausal woman of faith - embarks on a journey of self-discovery, spiritual awakening and sexual empowerment. Amidst a deluge of tragic tinder dates, self-doubt and Catholic guilt, she finds the courage to forge a new path for her life in the chaotic aftermath. Eva discovers - there is always life after death.

Raw, passionate, sexy and heartbreakingly funny, Skin Hunger explores the intersection of grief, faith and sexuality in a brave and sensitive way. This show is for anyone who's ever lost someone, and had to find themselves (and perhaps their clitoris) again. 

Returning after a sell-out season at Auckland Fringe Festival, the award-winning show will make you laugh out loud and also move you to tears.  

"Skin Hunger was absolutely glorious, and I thank Hotere for being unafraid to talk about the hard stuff. " Olivia Wright - Rat World Magazine

"Some of the funniest dating interactions you've seen on a stage." Andrew Whiteside

Do yourself a favour and go see this. Watch it if you've ever lost someone you've loved, watch it if you've ever been horny. Watch it if you own a dildo, watch it if you don't, watch it if you have Catholic guilt or really any kind of guilt. Watch it if you want to  be moved." Renee Liang


 

This show contains Adult Themes

Producers: Tatiana Hotere & Edward Peni
Writer: Tatiana Hotere
Director: Romy Hooper
Performers: Tatiana Hotere, Albert Belz, Denise Snoad
Production Manager: Michael Craven 
Set and light Designer: Jane Hakaraia

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