After the success of his company’s show Lucid at the RADA Festival and a stint at the National Theatre in early 2018, Tom Kelsey is proud to bring his latest one man show, Tiger Under the Skin, to the Bloomsbury Festival in October 2018.
“terrific ideas (and) split-second timing in a mesmerising, uniquely funny and unmissable show”
Act Drop on Lucid
“Sometimes I feel like I have a tiger under my skin. Sometimes, I find it difficult to keep my stripes concealed. Every now and then I have to unbolt the lock, open the cage and go for a prowl.”
Bouncing between an absurd, surreal, stream of consciousness and the story of a night out gone wrong. Tom Kelsey, in a highly physical performance, deals with mental health issues, exploring what it means confront the tiger under his skin.
Based on his own real life experiences of living with severe anxiety, Tiger Under The Skin takes us 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 the cage.
“a constantly surprising, often breath-taking kaleidoscope of endeavour that I found utterly compelling from the off”
There Ought to Be Clowns on Lucid
Tom trained at RADA and with National Youth Theatre, Frantic Assembly and DV8. He has worked as an actor in New York and London. He recently performed in the London MonologueSlam National Final and in JULIE at The National Theatre, directed by Carrie Cracknell.