The Skriker by Caryl Churchill


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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.


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.


  • Director Tom Creed
  • Set and Lighting Designer Ciaran O'Melia
  • Costume Designer Catherine Fay
  • Sound Design Ivan Birthistle
  • Hair and Make-Up Val Sherlock
  • Production Manager Rob Furey


  • Lily Shannen Turner
  • Josie Ciara Ivie
  • The Skriker Venetia Bowe
  • The Skriker (woman in hospital, Marie), Girl with Telescope, Dead Child, Black Annis, Rawheadandbloodybones, Blue Man Simone Collins
  • The Skriker (homeless woman), Woman with Kelpie, Rawheadandbloodybones, Lost Girl, Businessman, Wife with Children, Great-Great-Granddaughter Gillian Buckle
  • Passerby Fiona Rose Stout
  • The Skriker (American woman), Green Lady, Yallery Brown, Businessman, Blue Man, Rawheadandbloodybones, Granddaughter Lucy Johnson
  • Man with Cloth and Bucket, Spriggan, Johnny Squarefoot, Businessman, Husband with Children Kwaku Fortune
  • The Skriker (child), Yallery Brown, Barwoman, Fair Fairy, Hag, Businessman, Black Dog, Blue Man Amy McElhatton
  • The Skriker (man in dark room), Kelpie, Bogle, Spriggan, Businessman Curtis-Lee Ashqar
  • The Skriker (man in flat), Johnny Squarefoot, Brownie, Dark Fairy, Black Dog, Businessman Charlie Maher