by Kaite O’Reilly
  • The Guardian "“A rarity… the pleasure is in the way Kaite O’Reilly revels in clichés, celebrates and subverts them.”"
  • The Independent "“Graeae has a thought-provoking line in outrageousness.”"

‘I feel more like a clothes horse than a commentator on war’

Alpha, Beaty and Coral – three actors in ridiculous dresses – bicker, chat, heckle and share tales of sex, lies and recipes in absurd isolation as a fabulous production unfolds around them.

Gradually their devastating truths are uncovered, leaving them stripped of pretence in Kaite O’Reilly’s darkly comic play on women, war and the things we hide.

peeling explores a new theatrical narrative, integrating audio description and sign language as a natural part of the characters’ personal and highly resonant stories.

25th June 2002 – 25th June 2004

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  • Director — Jenny Sealey
  • Lighting — Ian Scott
  • Film — Mark Haig
  • Costume design — Kevin Freeman