Debs Newbold and Laurel Swift bring a defiantly 21st Century attitude to an ancient sea-tale, in a pioneering new work of performance storytelling.


Under Her Skin fuses Debs Newbold's highly acclaimed and charismatic storytelling voice with the double bass, fiddle, and clog dynamism of Laurel Swift. The resulting story of loss and regret is uplifting, thoroughly modern, and "belly-shakingly funny" (Giles Abbott, Storyteller).


Under Her Skin is stand-up storytelling and then some. And it's crafted especially for adults.

A live experience of joyful irreverence, lyrical poetry, and killer

bass riffs.


Directed by John Wright

“A whirlwind... flying the flag for storytelling” - fRoots Magazine

An epic tale,

a modern twist, two voices,

four feet and eight strings.

Debs Newbold & Laurel Swift

“...a glorious, raucous, joyful show which manages seamlessly to combine the raw energy of dance, earthy social realism and the magic and wonder of myth into an entirely integrated, expertly realised evening's entertainment.”

- Giles Abbott, Storyteller