After an incredibly successful run in Cape Town, the local production of Hedwig And The Angry Inch will arrive in Johannesburg for a limited season from 2 March – 1 April 2018. The production will take place at the popular Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino and is expected to bring a whole lot of colour and sparkle.
The gritty plot revolves around a fictional rock band fronted by an East German transgender singer who survives a botched sex change operation performed to allow her to marry an American man and escape East Germany, only to get dumped a few months later. Hedwig subsequently develops a relationship with a younger man, Tommy, becoming his mentor and musical collaborator. Tommy steals her music and moves on without her. The musical follows Hedwig and her roadie as they shadow Tommy’s tour, while exploring Hedwig’s past and complex gender identity.
This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with its pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. The music is steeped in the androgynous 1970’s glam rock style of David Bowie (who co-produced the Los Angeles production of the show), as well as the work of John Lennon and Iggy Pop.
The local production will be under the direction of Elizma Badenhorst who has directed plays such as I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and Rock Of Ages. The local production will star Paul Du Tout and Genna Galloway in its lead roles and is expected to be one of the most exciting musicals to hit local stages this year.
Tickets are available from Computicket now.
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