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Skin Deep


  • Playwright

    Paul Meade 

  • Synopsis

    Skin Deep is a thriller set in the Dublin art world. Karl, a struggling artist, owes money to his landlord, a photographer called Dan. Karl is stuck for inspiration, when one day he hits upon an idea, involving a huge favour from his friend Susan, a medical student moonlighting in a hospital mortuary. Dan's girlfriend Ruth writes a weekly column on her love-life. As Karl's work elevates him to celebrity status, Ruth becomes suspicious of the secrets to his success.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Karl Mark O'Halloran
Dan Anthony Brophy
Ruth Jennifer O'Dea
Susan Emma Colohan
Production Team  
Set Designer Emma Cullen
Producer Clare O'Dea
Lighting Designer Sinead McKenna
Costume Designer Louise Kennedy
Music by Paul McDonnell
Video Paul Hopkins
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Published Scripts

  • Title

    Scenes from a Water Cooler and Other Tales

  • Year


  • Published By

    Liberties Press

  • Address

    Guinness Enterprise Centre,
    Taylor's Lane,
    Dublin 8
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 4403865

  • Email


  • Website


  • ISBN


Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    GĂșna Nua Theatre Company

  • Address

    29/30 Dame Street
    Dublin 2
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 675 9921

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer.