Bethany Arrington and Emily Rich in  The Skriker . Photo by Jeffrey Bivens.

Bethany Arrington and Emily Rich in The Skriker. Photo by Jeffrey Bivens.



"The Skriker" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Curious Theatre Branch

Caryl Churchill’s The Skriker

Lily and Josie are two young women at sea in modern-day London: wandering the earth without family or connections, dealing with young motherhood and instability, they are followed by the Skriker, an ancient shape-shifting fairy, and her coterie of underworld friends. Look for such fairyland favorites as the Brownie (a helpful house-elf), Kelpie (a sinister aquatic horse) and Rawheadandbloodybones (you know him), in Caryl Churchill’s dark fairytale, originally devised in 1994 for three actors and a company of dancers, which traces themes of mental illness, environmental degradation, and crumbling social support systems. Presented by the Curious Theatre Branch.

Directed by Beau O’Reilly and Julia Williams

Performed by Barry Lohman, Charlotte Hamilton, Patrick Ford, Bethany Arrington, Emily Rich, Briavael O’Reilly, Kristy Lockhart, Leo Brün, Jayita Bhattacharya, and Julia Williams

Dramaturgy by Ali Kinsella and Julia Williams

Stage management by Marlana Carlson