Quills by Doug Wright

quills web“This is an extraordinary performance – it’s soaked in innuendo, the ensemble plays beautifully to the details of the devil and the atmosphere swells with joy at every lewd gesture.” THE STAGE

FIVE STARS *****
“Second Skin, in their atmospheric new venue, excel even their own uncompromising, high-stakes, intensified-reality brand of theatre. Quills is a knockout… a feast… intrepidly exploring the limits of our outrage and of our compassion.” REMOTEGOAT

FIVE STARS *****
“Lust, love, religion and authority are tangled in an honest, shocking and often hilarious portrayal of a world on the edge of meltdown…. devilishly delicious… a thrilling sense of voyeurism.” STOKE NEWINGTON PEOPLE

FOUR STARS ****
“The production will not disappoint anyone who believes theatre should be vital, challenging and visceral”
THE PUBLIC REVIEWS

FOUR STARS ****
“Hilarious… Lauren Kellegher is on brilliant form, trembling with indignation, and faking a heart condition supposedly brought on by her husband’s notoriety” EXEUNT MAGAZINE

“Second Skin are steadily consolidating their position as N16’s resident theatre company… a gripping and humorous production… impressive cast, with atmospheric set and stylish costume design.’’ N16 MAGAZINE

“This is a very challenging piece – highly entertaining because of its ironic humour but also dark and disturbing. I enjoyed every minute of it.” UK THEATRE NETWORK

“This is a dark and disturbing tale… strong on humour and the dichotomy between the comedy and depravity”
BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

“It made my stomach flip, sometimes with revulsion, when I heard the stories of depravity which he narrates, and simultaneously with excitement of the illicit and forbidden.”
LE DOON REVIEW

“I felt such a kinship of pride that I as an actor/playwright was among peers worthy of my praise. They had in a short time filled the theatre with laughter, moments of personal recognition of our own folley and inspired me to go home and write this. I hope you attend what I consider to be a GEM.” ALLAN MEROVITZ REVIEW

“Performed brilliantly” THE FLANEUR ART BLOG

“Andy McQuade [as the Marquis de Sade] brings a really physical arch humour to the role, embracing the character’s innuendoes with a relish that made me think of the Joker from Batman” WRITE OUT LOUD

“I am blown away by every aspect of the play … it belongs to a stage in the west end for a longer run” THEATRE IN LONDON

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