The Shedding of Skin

The Shedding of Skin

Kabosh presents The Shedding of Skin, a play inspired by women in conflict.

Written by Vittoria Cafolla and directed by Paula McFetridge.

Time is different here. 

Out of unbearable pain comes inspirational strength. 

Three Furies, the voice of many women, meet to give rest to another.  Through ritualistically sharing their stories of pain, abuse, resistance, and survival, the Furies strive to release this woman from the space between worlds.  

A powerful, epic play about women around the world as a tool of war.


The Playhouse, Derry 3rd & 4th June 8pm Book Now
The Market Place Theatre, Armagh 8th June 8pm Book Now
Lyric Theatre, Belfast 14th -18th June 8pm, 19th June 3pm Book Now

Includes sensitive content so age recommendation 16 years and over.

Running time 75 minutes.

At Kabosh we are committed to premiering quality productions that provoke informed debate around the legacy of conflict. We don’t want to give away any ‘spoilers’ when promoting a production but understand that some plays may cause distress or trigger challenging emotions for some of our audience members. The Shedding of Skin explores women as a tool of war, our age recommendation is 16 years + and the following content warnings apply:

• Multiple references to coercive behaviour / sexual assault / war crimes / physical and emotional torture

• Physical depiction of rape 

• Misogynistic language

If you’d like to speak to us before you book, please email

Audience Responses

“An incredibly thought-provoking show that was brilliantly executed.”

“Such a visceral play”

“utterly transfixing performances from four fine actors”

“inventively fresh and notably historic all at once.”

“Absolutely astonishing! It’s an essential piece of theatre”

“Powerful words of truth. A real sense of urgency to shout these stories”


Vicky Allen as Tereza

Louise Mathews as Ruth

Catriona McFeely as Sinéad

Shannen McNeice as Sam


Set and Costume Design – Tracey Lindsay

Intimacy & Movement Direction – Paula O’Reilly 

Lighting Design – Conleth White 

Choral Director – Katie Richardson

Dialect Coach – Brendan Gunn

Film and Audio Facilities by Redbox Creative Ltd

Cameras and Sound Design, Editor and Sound Mix – Cormac O’Kane 

Vision Mixer and Editor – Richard Brown

Audio Engineer – Ryan O’Neill

Producer – Andrew Hume

Production Manager – Kerri McGimpsey

Project Manager – Alice Malseed

Stage Manager – Caitlín Hunter

Technical Stage Manager / Drone – Stephen Quinn

Marketing & PR – Kelly PR

Print Design – Peter Higgins 

Production Photography – Trevor Wilson

Academic Partner and Dramaturgy Support: Dr Lisa Fitzpatrick

International Partner: The Creative Arts, Kolkata, India Director – Ramanjit Kaur