Maria Fusco

ECZEMA!

National Theatre Wales
28 July 2018

ECZEMA!

A play celebrating the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

ECZEMA!

"an extraordinary text... the scored irritation progressed in paroxysmic rhythms, unleashing the auto-erotics and benignly directed passions of intense itching... a study of the body’s miscellany of culturally freighted products and vulgarities" Holly Pester, frieze

"eczema reminds us of the stranger and strangeness within ourselves" Daisy Lafarge, The White Review

"body horror" Sam Playford-Greenwell, MAP

My play ECZEMA! explores what it is like to live in co-occupation and incessant dialogue with eczema, a skin disease affecting an estimated 15 million people in the UK, including myself. One voice. One organ.

Voice: Rhodri Meilir
Organist and composer: John Harris

28.07.18, BBC Wales Symphony Hall, Cardiff
this work will tour selected venues in UK in 2019

A live recording of ECZEMA! is available as an EP, produced by Dilip Harris, and published by Accidental Records BUY NOW

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