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Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ Focus

  • 01-06-2005 8:38am
    Closed Accounts Posts: 10

    Making Strange Theatre Company Presents...


    Focus Theatre, 8th-18th June

    Full details on the above website. Tickets are €15 or €10 for
    concessions and are on sale through

    About the show...

    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.

    Making Strange Theatre Company is thrilled to present the Irish
    premiere of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the Obie Award-winning
    Off-Broadway sensation that has rocked audiences the world over.
    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 rocking band 'The Angry Inch', Hedwig is
    unlike anything Dublin has seen before. 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

    Rich, raw, and with a whole lot of rock, Hedwig is a must-see,
    guaranteed to cause a stir.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,059 ✭✭✭memaeve

    Gonna do my best to make it to this one of the nights next week. I was going to go on Thursday but it was sold out. :(
    Hope to God I get to see it, 'cos it's my favourite film and I've never had the opportunity to see a production of it in the theatre.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,767 ✭✭✭Hugh Hefner

    I think Dustin Hoffman played the tanssexual in this before he became famous. If the transsexual is disabled then he definately did.

  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 17,990 Mod ✭✭✭✭ixoy

    The transsexual is not disabled..

    Anyway, caught this production on Saturday - very enjoyable and there's a lot of energy put into it. The songs are all delivered with the vibrancy you'd expect after having seen them in the movie.

    My only criticism is that the part of Tommy Gnosis was entirely narrated - a third actor could've possibly fulfiflled this better. Still it wasn't too much of a bother and, for 15 quid, I'd recommend this without a second thought.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,059 ✭✭✭memaeve

    Gonna get tickets tomorrow. Is there a student discount? 'Cos that'd be sweeeet.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,440 ✭✭✭✭Piste

    Can you get tickets at the door? I'm going tonight, would you say it'll be sold out?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,440 ✭✭✭✭Piste

    I saw it last Tuesday, it was brilliant. I was very skeptical going in about Tommy Gnosis being narrated but I think it worked. There was so much energy put into the performance.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10 making strange

    Just to let you all know that Hedwig will perform for one night only as part of the Fringe Festival on Tuesday 20th September at the Spiegeltent.

    Full details here:

    Tickets here:

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,059 ✭✭✭memaeve

    Just to let you all know that Hedwig will perform for one night only as part of the Fringe Festival on Tuesday 20th September at the Spiegeltent.

    Full details here:

    Tickets here:

    Had this marked in my calemdar already, didn't realise it was the same production though....or is it?
    Once again, I really hope to make it along. Last time was fantastic.

  • Registered Users Posts: 826 ✭✭✭vibrant

    What a shame it's only on once. And on a Tuesday at that.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,059 ✭✭✭memaeve

    And that I'm at home with the flu instead of at it. :(

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,440 ✭✭✭✭Piste

    I really wanted to go, should have known it'd sell out.