About the show - Eigengrau

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Director: Michaela Frances


Cassie - Rachael Owens

Mark - Paul Hurrell

Rose - Lauren Donoghue

Tim Muffin - Sam Hazle



Eigengrau / [ay-gen-gr-ow] / noun. Intrinsic light; the colour seen by the eye in perfect darkness.​


Rose believes in true love and leprechauns. She has just moved into Cassie's spare room and is convinced Mark is her prince.


Cassie is engaged in a fervent struggle against patriarchal oppression. She is starting to wonder just how crazy Rose is and thinks Mark is a bit of a frog.


Across London, Mark believes in the power of marketing. He has already slept with Rose and has now set his sights on Cassie.


His flatmate Tim Muffin is engaged in a fervent struggle just to get out of bed. He is starting to fall for Rose and thinks Mark should get off his back.


Tim's Nan lives on their mantelpiece in a porcelain cat urn. She just wants some peace and quiet.


Opening as a rom-com, this modern urban fairy-tale takes a turn into darker territory as Penelope Skinner’s witty play takes a sharp, unflinching look at how contemporary men and women perform for each other in a tale of belief, manipulation, self-destruction, and Tim’s Nan’s porcelain cat.


Not suitable for under-16s. Contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.