There’s a legend that says the power to shed one’s skin was given to snakes by accident: the gods meant it for us. But instead of being able to shuck off each identity as we grow out of it, our human skins layer up and harden into leather – a Hide, to hide inside.
Inspired by timeless folktales such as THE LINDWORM, Laura Sampson will speak of the challenges she faces as a person of mixed heritage. Is that story’s monster-prince, tricked into shedding his hide to reveal what’s underneath, a way to understand the protective layers of identity Laura’s grandparents had to build when they first arrived in England from Trinidad & Tobago?
What is the cost of growing a thick skin?
Press & Reviews
PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS WORK
Buxton Fringe Review, for PORTENTS (2022) [with Sam Enthoven]
"unique soundscapes and perfectly told tales ...a must-see event"
A Younger Theatre, Alternative Tarot @ Rich Mix [multi-voice show]
"An evening of vivid storytelling … the audience is captivated: completely caught in the web weaved by the words gathered from centuries-old tales from around the world."
Bloomsbury Festival 2020 audience for THE NEW MIRROR. [with Sam Enthoven]
"Powerful storytelling and atmospheric soundscape"
Cast & Creative Team Teller + Writer: LAURA SAMPSON
Live Visuals: ANDREA ASTE
Live Sound: SAM ENTHOVEN