FRINGE REVIEW – Hedwig and the Angry Inch


5-30 Aug (not 17), 2245 (0030) @ C Plaza

It’s always risky to take on a show with a devoted following, but this production has made a strong showing with their take on the cult musical which tells the poignant story of a transsexual rocker’s journey from East Germany to America and her search for her other half.

Basically a monologue with musical interludes, this show stands or falls on the lead performance. Steve Wickenden is excellent as the brittle, bitchy, bitter Hedwig. The band give an equally strong musical performance, supporting their leading lady with tunes ranging from wistful ballads to crashing rock.

The show would benefit from a more intimate venue and there were a few sound and lighting issues that still need to be sorted out, but overall this should please all but the most hardened of Hed-heads.

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