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The year is 1980. Born out of the cultural melting pot of Jamaica, London and Coventry, Ska and Two Tone music is sweeping the nation! These are troubled political times and Skinheads are on the March.
Four lives are touched and entwined forever by the music, fashion and culture of the day but friendships are stretched to the limit and bonds tested when Jem suddenly returns ‘home’ from London, bringing with him a new identity.
Secrets and jealousies from the past bubble to the surface, but why has Jem decided to return and what made him leave all those years ago?
Skin Deep explores themes of cultural identity, working class values, race and s*xuality in a Devon City through the eyes of four young characters set against the volatile backdrop of Thatcher’s Britain.

This is powerful, unsettling stuff, as relevant today as it was in the 1980s, performed by a strong, confident cast who do full justice to excellent, edgy writing with excellent, edgy performances. There’s not a wasted word, just profound depth and challenge, without compromise, inviting us to work out what we believe about ourselves and others and how to live in a world of contradictions and confusion - Avril Silk – Remote Goat

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