Tiger Under the Skin by Tom Kelsey

Thursday 4 October 2018

Festivals - Short plays - Shows

After the success of his company's show Lucid at RADA Festival and a stint at the National Theatre in 2018, Tom Kelsey brings his one man show, Tiger Under the Skin, to Bloomsbury Festival this month.
Tiger Under the Skin at Bloomsbury Festival

Tom Kelsey's latest one-man show, Tiger Under the Skin, will be at Bloomsbury Festival on 20 October 2018.

Bouncing between an absurd, surreal stream of consciousness and the story of a night out gone wrong, Mr Kelsey, in a highly physical performance, deals with mental health issues, exploring what it means to confront 'the tiger under his skin'.

Based on his own real life experiences of living with severe anxiety, the show takes the audience on a journey through the jungle of what it can feel like to suffer from panic attacks, anxiety and depression.

Using a combination of comedy, physical theatre, animal work and a unique sound design, Tom Kelsey steers us through a day and a night living in the skin of someone trying not to let their tiger out of its cage.

Written and performed by Mr Kelsey, this show follows the success of his company's show Lucid at the RADA Festival and a stint at the National Theatre in early 2018.

(ActDrop reviewed New Public's Lucid at RADA Festival - read the full review here).

Tom trained at RADA and with National Youth Theatre, Frantic Assembly and DV8.

He recently performed in the London MonologueSlam National Final and in Julie at The National Theatre, directed by Carrie Cracknell.

Bloomsbury Festival runs from 17 to 21 October - listings for all festival events can be found here.

Cast & creatives

Written & performed by Tom Kelsey


Bloomsbury Theatre Studio

15 Gordon Street

Kings Cross

London WC1H 0AH


20 October 2018 - 2pm

Running time: 50 mins



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