Hedwig and the Angry Inch at HOME

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch at HOME
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch at HOME Manchester, Manchester 27 April — 11 May 2022 Entrance is free — Visit now

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.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch at HOME Manchester, Manchester 27 April — 11 May 2022 Entrance is free Visit now

Performances

Date
Time
Session Features
27 April 2022
7:30pm
28 April 2022
7:30pm
29 April 2022
7:30pm
30 April 2022
2:00pm
30 April 2022
7:30pm
3 May 2022
7:30pm
4 May 2022
7:30pm
5 May 2022
2:00pm
5 May 2022
7:30pm
6 May 2022
7:30pm

Accessibility Features

Captioned

7 May 2022
2:00pm
7 May 2022
7:30pm
9 May 2022
7:30pm
10 May 2022
7:30pm

Accessibility Features

Audio Described

11 May 2022
7:30pm

Accessibility Features

British Sign Language

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

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Manchester
Restaurant
Indian Tiffin Room, Manchester

Indian Tiffin Room is a restaurant specialising in Indian street food, with branches in Cheadle and Manchester. This is the information for the Manchester venue.

The Ritz Manchester live music venue
Manchester
Music venue
The Ritz

The Ritz was originally a dance hall, built in 1928, has hosted The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and The Smiths and is still going strong as a gig venue now.

Homeground
Manchester
Event venue
Homeground

Homeground is HOME’s brand new outdoor venue, providing an open-air space for theatre, food, film, music, comedy and more.

Manchester
Café or Coffee Shop
Burgess Cafe Bar
at IABF

Small but perfectly-formed café – which also serves as the in-house bookstore, stocking all manner of Burgess-related works, along with recordings of his music. It’s a welcoming space, with huge glass windows making for a bright, welcoming atmosphere.

Rain Bar pub in Manchester
City Centre
Bar or Pub
Rain Bar

This huge three-floor pub, formerly a Victorian warehouse, then an umbrella factory (hence the name), has one of the city centre’s largest beer gardens. The two-tier terrace overlooks the Rochdale canal and what used to be the back of the Hacienda, providing an unusual, historic view of the city.

Manchester
Bar or Pub
The Briton’s Protection

Standing on the corner of a junction opposite The Bridgewater Hall, The Briton’s Protection is Manchester’s oldest pub. It has occupied the same spot since 1795, going under the equally patriotic name The Ancient Britain.

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