Thick skin, elastic heart explores the everyday overwhelming instability of life in modern Britain through a hopeful millennial gaze. Scrolling through porn addiction to miscarriages to mental health to queer identity, this darkly comedic show is about the overwhelming pressure of high societal expectations and constant digital connection. thick skin, elastic heart is a hybrid poetic theatre production encapsulating the current zeitgeist of life in your late twenties.
Performed by the punchy and diverse cast of Cameron Fulton, Danielle Jam, Robert Elkin and Charlotte Driessler …this is Under Milk Wood for and by millenials, exposing the inner thoughts, fears and aspirations behind the Instagram filters and the 280 character tweets.
Playing like a frenzied scroll through a social media feed, the show takes the audience on an exhilarating and emotional journey through the characters’ lives. With seemingly disconnected pieces running into one another at speed, woven together with athletic physical delivery, thick skin, elastic heart showcases a kaleidoscope of voices from across the UK and one particular generation often dismissed as ‘snowflakes’.