SELKIE / noun / A creature of Gaelic mythology that exists as a seal in water, and can shed their sealskin to assume human form on land.
Life on dry ground is not well suited to a Selkie. Rónnad feels the magnetic pull of the moon and the tide calling her home. Drying out, she is helpless and held captive in a body and a world which are not her own.
Written by The Epic’s Finn O’Branagáin, Selkie is a provocative work exploring this mythological other who is lost in a relationship where she is both owned and prized, her identity repressed in an attempt at assimilation.
Directed by Joe Lui (Letters Home, The Tribe), Renegade Productions’ Selkie takes you for a swim in a whirlpool of love, cultural exploitation, and domestic oppression.
Recommended for ages 15+
**Please note, due to the position of the seating for this show, by purchasing tickets to attend on Tuesday 19 April you are agreeing to be filmed for archival purposes.
Writer: Finn O’Branagáin // Director & Lighting/Sound Design: Joe Lui // Producer & Publicist: Harriet Roberts // Costume & Set Designer: Cherish Marrington // Choreographer: Laura Boynes // Featuring: Paul Grabovac, Ella Hetherington, Kynan Hughes, Yilin Kong.
Image: Callum Sims