Multi-Tony Award-winning cult musical Hedwig & the Angry Inch starring Manchester-based drag queen Divina de Campo promises a sensational night of rock ‘n’ roll at HOME. Powered by a live band, this darkly humorous rock musical tells a powerful story of self-acceptance and empowerment.
This darkly humorous rock musical tells a powerful story of self-acceptance and empowerment.
Prime yourself for a euphoric night on the rock ‘n’ roll rollercoaster with singer Hedwig – a genderqueer performer pushing back against binary norms. This is a must-see show that calls for a world where people are free to be themselves in terms of gender expression and sexuality.
Interestingly, the show hasn’t been performed on a mainstage in the UK for 15 years, and has mostly been seen at festivals and fringe events since 2006. The show premiered Off-Broadway at the Jane Street Theatre in 1998 and won the Obie Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical.
Yorkshire’s very own drag queen Divina De Campo takes on her first leading role
Directed by Jamie Fletcher (Dancing Bear, Manchester Palace Theatre), this revival of the show sees Yorkshire’s very own drag queen Divina De Campo taking on her first leading role – as Hedwig – a hedonistic genderqueer anti-heroine hellbent on destruction. With music and hard-hitting lyrics by Stephen Trask and text by John Cameron Mitchell, Hedwig & the Angry Inch explores gender identity, acceptance and the freedom to be whoever you want to be.
Of the production, Director Jamie Fletcher said, “I’m really excited to be bringing to life this iconic rock musical with other queer, trans and non-binary creatives. I can’t wait for audiences to see a powerful genderqueer character leading the show with humour and ferocity accompanied by an awesome live band. I am thrilled to be teaming up with Divina De Campo – we have a long history of working together and I know Hedwig is the perfect role for her. It’s exciting to be able to tell this story now; it’s a very timely story for anyone who’s ever felt different, for anyone who has felt they’ve had to hide a part of themselves or felt they’ve had to look or behave in a certain way in order to be accepted.”
With a roaring punk-rock soundtrack and a brilliantly witty script…
Loud and wonderfully original – with a roaring punk-rock soundtrack and a brilliantly witty script – don’t miss out on Hedwig & the Angry Inch at HOME this spring.
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