Hedwig and The Angry Inch
From Friday, 2 March 2018 to Sunday, 1 April 2018 Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Venue: Pieter Toerien Main Theatre
Time: Wednesday – Friday: 20h00
Saturday: 16h00 & 20h00
Tickets: R100 - R350 per person
A brilliantly innovative, heart-breaking and wickedly funny musical sensation. With a pulsing score and electrifying performances, it tells the story of one of the most unique characters ever to hit the stage. The plot revolves around Hedwig, a transgender singer from East Berlin. In order to marry his American boyfriend and escape the confines of an oppressive state, Hansel undergoes a sex change operation, becomes Hedwig, marries and flees.
The operation is botched, the American leaves her, and she is broke. She subsequently develops a relationship with a younger man, Tommy, becoming his mentor and musical collaborator. Tommy steals her music and is rocketed to stardom, leaving Hedwig behind. The ingenious musical score, brought to life on stage by a live rock `n` roll band, is steeped in the androgynous 1970`s glam rock style of David Bowie as well as the work of John Lennon and Iggy Pop.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a trailblazing, landmark musical; undoubtedly ahead of its time.
This production stars Paul du Toit (The Rocky Horror Show, Same Time Next Year, Binnelanders, Backstage) and Genna Galloway (Grease, Showboat, Noah of Cape Town) and is under direction of Elizma Badenhorst (I Love You, You`re Perfect, Now Change, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Carrie-the Musical).