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‘La pell en flames’ by Guillem Clua has its first performance in London

Performing.  London,  15/05/2015

Skin in Flames, the English version of the work by the dramatist Guillem Clua arrives on the London stage for the first time performed by the Bots&Barrals company and the StoneCrabs Theatre. This new production will have its first performance on 15 May at the Park Theatre. It will be on until 6 June.  

The premiere of the work will be on 13 May and the next day there will be a performance for the press. Directed by Franko Figueiredo and Silvia Ayguade, it can be seen until 6 June with performances from Tuesday to Saturday at 19.45 and Thursday to Saturday at 15.15 as well.


Skin in Flames is an award-winning political thriller about a famous press photographer who returns to the country where he launched his career during a brutal civil war. One of his photographs (of a student flying through the air after a bomb explosion) has become an icon of war, violence and innocence recognised all over the world. Whilst the  photograph has become a household image, the girl has never been identified. Twenty years later the photographer returns to the fledgling democracy to receive a prestigious peace prize, but first he has to be interviewed by an ambitious young woman whose story sounds ominously familiar. 

This is the work of Guillem Clua’s which has been produced most frequently on the international scene and has won the most unanimous acclamation. The critics agree in valuing Skin in Flames for its innovative structure and intelligent discourse about the media and politics in times of war. In 2004 it won the Premi de Teatre Ciutat d’Alcoi for the second time and just two years after he had won it with his first play, Invisibles. The following year the Barcelona critics regarded it as the best text of the year.


Guillem Clua is considered one of the most innovative and versatile voices of Catalan theatre today and belongs to a new generation of playwrights who were born in the 70s and are transforming the theatre scene in Barcelona with their works.

The critics have defined Guillem Clua’s work as multidisciplinary, eclectic and with a primary concern for narrative structure and plot. His aim is always to tell stories and bring them close to the audience, using intrigue, comedy or melodrama, a breathless pace and even elements of other media such as television, internet and cinema. The result are highly political works (La pell en flames, Gust de cendra) and epic dramas (Marburg, Invasión), but also musicals (Killer, Ha passat un àngel), theatre-dance shows (Mort a Venècia) and comedies (Smiley).

The work will be on from 15 May to 6 June at the Park Theatre in London

Sponsors of IRL projects

The Institut Ramon Llull

is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and the Barcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.

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