“Hedgehog is exquisitely written, viscerally performed, and splendidly staged.” Critics and audience have fallen for BoxLess Theatre’s coming-of-age tale and its central character Manda. Find out why in the reviews below, then book your tickets for the final week of performances!
Alexander Knott’s new drama runs at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre venue until 22 June 2019.
The 1990s. The East Midlands. A girl left standing on the edge of the dance floor. And a dead hedgehog. This story of 17-year-old Manda, at the end of the 90s. Dad’s pissed in the living room, watching the darts. Mum’s on the rosé, and Manda’s losing her mind. She’s on the cusp of womanhood, and the world’s about to enter a brand spanking new Millennium.
Hedgehog is a story of anxiety, sex, love, family and identity as well as coming to terms with life, her place in this brave new world and ultimately, how we all find a way to cope. Based on real experiences, it explores how huge and insurmountable the world can seem to a person coming to terms with adulthood, and how anxiety can take root in young people.
BoxLess Theatre co-founder Zöe Grain plays Manda. She is joined in the cast by Emily Costello and Lucy Annable. The production is directed by Georgia Richardson, who recently graduated from Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.
Hedgehog runs at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre, 42-44 Gaisford St, Kentish Town, London NW5 2ED from 11 to 22 June 2019 with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £12. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!