Tuesday, July 5

Hedwig brings angry inch to Leeds Playhouse and HOME Manchester

Cult musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch comes to Leeds Playhouse and HOME Manchester starring RuPaul’s Drag Race UK icon Divina De Campo

De Campo plays the hedonistic genderqueer anti-heroine seemingly hellbent on destruction who embarks on a journey of self-discovery with her husband and roadie Yitzhak, played by Elijah Ferreira.    

They are joined on stage by their live rock band ‘The Angry Inch’ led by Music Supervisor and Musical Director Alex Beetschen on keys with Frances Bolley on lead guitar, Isis Dunthorne on drums and Jess Williams on bass.    

This production explores the origin of love, gender identity, resilience, and the freedom to be whoever you want to be.   

 “As a queer and trans director I’ve been wanting to put my stamp on Hedwig and The Angry Inch for the longest time, and I can’t wait for audiences in Leeds and Manchester to see it!”, says Director Jamie Fletcher.

“The vision I have for this show has never really been done before. Not only do we have a reimagined set design beautifully executed by designer Ben Stones, but we’ve also cast a number of trans and non-binary performers to help explore and celebrate the trans narratives that I believe have always been at the heart of this piece.  

“I am so excited to be bringing this iconic genderqueer rock musical to life with such an incredible creative team, cast and band of musicians. Even though this musical was born in the 90’s, it absolutely feels like a story for right now.”   

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is at Leeds Playhouse (2nd – 23rd April) and HOME Manchester (27th April – 11th May). Leeds Playhouse box office 0113 213 7700 or book online www.leedsplayhouse.org.uk HOME Manchester box office 0161 200 1500 or online at https://homemcr.org/