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Skin and Blisters


  • Playwright

    Audrey O'Reilly 

  • Setting

    Ireland, the present day.

  • Synopsis

    Ella has just started secondary school; her body is changing, her identity is shifting and various social pressures around here are intensifying furiously. 'Skin and Blisters' takes on the issues of eating disorders, peer pressure and body image among young teenage girls.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling possible: in the original production the parts of Jean and the Mother were played by the same actress

Original Production

Original Cast  
Ella Kerrie O'Sullivan
Mother Lorna Quinn
Jean Lorna Quinn
Becky Áine Ní Laoghaire
Kelly Elise Stewart
Production Team  
Director John Breen
Costume Designer Debbie Millington
Sound Designer Carl Kennedy
Set & Lighting Designer Marcus Costello
Production Manager/Stage Manager Conor Mullan
Workshop Director Nora Stillman
Photography Paul McCarthy (2)

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    TEAM Educational Theatre Company

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    TEAM Educational Theatre Company

Source Of Information

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