The new trailer for BoxLess Theatre’s Hedgehog takes you onto the dance floor and inside the mind of lead character Manda, who’s not, despite her best efforts, having a good time. Check out the trailer, then book your tickets!
Alexander Knott’s new drama runs at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre from 11 to 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 follows the success of BoxLess Theatre’s previous production Loop, which earned a host of four and five star reviews.
Knott wrote both Loop and Hedgehog. In addition to being a writer, he is also a director, creative producer and performer of BoxLess Theatre and joint director of Bag of Beard. He’s also under commission to deliver a new dystopian drama for Proforca Theatre at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre.
Hedgehog plays as part of the first season of the relaunched Lion and Unicorn Theatre, alongside an eclectic group of productions including love-spreading mix of drag, panto and storytelling, Mama G’s Story Time Roadshow, tale of a couple struggling with reality, River in the Sky, and Elegy Theatre’s exploration of online escapism Holy Land.
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!
Watch the trailer:
“Sometimes you’re dancing so hard you start to believe it.” – The trailer for HEDGEHOG, coming to @landutheatre 11 – 22 June. This story of love, life and anxiety in the 90s is ONE MONTH AWAY! https://t.co/ci6kaSlJqZ#edgeofthedancefloor #hedgehog pic.twitter.com/0tZKHz8NIs
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