Bots and Barrals and StoneCrabs Theatre in association with Park Theatre presents the UK Première of
Skin in Flames
A civil war.
An award-winning photograph.
Skin in Flames is an award-winning political thriller about a famous photojournalist who returns to the country where his career was launched during a brutal civil war. One of his photographs (of a schoolgirl flying through the air after a bomb explosion) has since become a world-renowned icon of war, violence, and innocence. While the photograph has become a household image, the girl has never been identified. Twenty years later, the photographer returns to the infant’s democracy to receive a prestigious peace award, but first must be interviewed by an ambitious young woman whose story seems eerily familiar.
Anyone attending ‘Skin in Flames’ is advised to wear asbestos clothes. This intense Spanish drama by Guillem Clua ignites a theatrical wildfire of suspense and surprise that sears the imagination.
– Jill Ritter, River Front Times