Maria Fusco

ECZEMA!

National Theatre Wales
27 July 2018

ECZEMA!

A play celebrating the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

Skin is an event. Skin is a factory. Skin is a map. Skin is a leaking border. Skin is memory. Skin is time. Skin is global.

My play ECZEMA! explores the life of eczema; a skin disease affecting an estimated 15 million people in the UK, including myself. Exploring what it is like to live in co-occupation and incessant dialogue with eczema, my black comedy will mingle the itching and scratching cycles of eczema into an absurdist, celebratory score of spoken word and music.

Commissioned by National Theatre Wales as part of their NHS70 programme, celebrating seventy years of the National Health Service in the UK.