Performance / 05-15 July 2006


Tickets: 5

Some electric pink nail polish, a Farrah Fawcett wig, one trashy rock band, and an East German transsexual; just another night at the theatre, right? Think again!
Inspired by Plato’s Symposium, Hedwig tells the story of the ‘internationally ignored song stylist’ Hedwig Schmidt, the victim of a gruesomely botched sex-change operation. Told in the form of a sleazy lounge act and backed by the live band ‘The Angry Inch’, Hedwig is the cult phenomenon that rocked Dublin and left audiences begging for more.
Unflinchingly original, brutally honest, and strangely addictive, Hedwig is the spectacular love story that ”[knocked] the socks off New York theatre-goers with a much needed jolt of twisted pathos and wigged-out histrionics”
The Advocate
“Joe Roch is splendid as Hedwig, and Megan Riordan is brilliant as a tip-of-the-iceberg Yitzhak”
Irish Times
“…Electrifies this business we call show with the power of transformation and the inarguable politics of sheer fabulousness.”
Irish theatre magazine
Winner, Best Spiegeltent Show, Dublin Fringe Festival 2005
Director: Erin Murray
Cast: Joe Roch, Megan Riordan
Band: This Kid’s Disco

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