The Skriker by Caryl Churchill

Shift shaping from the immortal world to the mortal, The Skriker is intent on consuming lives and will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

The Skriker by Caryl Churchill

The world in Caryl Churchill’s play The Skriker is influenced by malevolent forces, evil fairies adopting various guises determined to destroy lives, to soak up energy and leave behind a trail of destruction.  Two friends struggle to keep a grip on reality when they are faced with a shapeshifter who has come from the underworld to seduce, plague, dominate and torment them through time and space.

Written in 1993, The Skriker premiered at the National Theatre in London in 1994.


Creative Team

DirectorTom Creed
Set and Lighting DesignerCiaran O'Melia
Costume DesignerCatherine Fay
Sound DesignIvan Birthistle
Hair and Make-UpVal Sherlock
Production ManagerRob Furey

The Cast

LilyShannen Turner
JosieCiara Ivie
The SkrikerVenetia Bowe
The Skriker (woman in hospital, Marie), Girl with Telescope, Dead Child, Black Annis, Rawheadandbloodybones, Blue ManSimone Collins
The Skriker (homeless woman), Woman with Kelpie, Rawheadandbloodybones, Lost Girl, Businessman, Wife with Children, Great-Great-GranddaughterGillian Buckle
PasserbyFiona Rose Stout
The Skriker (American woman), Green Lady, Yallery Brown, Businessman, Blue Man, Rawheadandbloodybones, GranddaughterLucy Johnson
Man with Cloth and Bucket, Spriggan, Johnny Squarefoot, Businessman, Husband with ChildrenKwaku Fortune
The Skriker (child), Yallery Brown, Barwoman, Fair Fairy, Hag, Businessman, Black Dog, Blue ManAmy McElhatton
The Skriker (man in dark room), Kelpie, Bogle, Spriggan, BusinessmanCurtis-Lee Ashqar
The Skriker (man in flat), Johnny Squarefoot, Brownie, Dark Fairy, Black Dog, BusinessmanCharlie Maher

The Crew

Company Stage ManagerEmma Coen
Deputy Stage ManagerRachael Kivlehan
Assistant Stage ManagerClaudia Lamantea
Chief LXTomasz Rola
Set Construction H.O.D.Ekaterina Solomatina
Sound Design Co-ordinatorCian Mulhall
Costume SupervisorEmma Russell
Scenic Artist H.O.D. and Prop MakerJohann Fitzpatrick


Performances: Friday 10th February - Thursday 16th February 2017, 7.30pm
Matinee: Tuesday 14th February, 1.00pm
Venue: Studio One
Tickets: €15 and €10 concession
Strong language, scenes of a violent nature, loud noises and smoke effects are in this production.