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.
A story of the 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.
Written for one female voice, and based on real experiences, HEDGEHOG attempts to unpack the odyssey
of the day to day, how huge and insurmountable the world can seem to a person coming to terms with adulthood, and how the creeping spectre of anxiety takes root in young people.
Boldly created with physical theatre, from the creators of multiple ★★★★★ LOOP, HEDGEHOG is an affectionate, witty and current look at every young person’s last deep breath, one look back, and plunge headfirst into the rest of their lives.
We are thrilled to bring Boxless Theatre's first show to the Lion & Unicorn Theatre as Associate Artists
This play contains themes and depictions of anxiety, panic attacks and depression.
Tickets £12, Concessions £10
"Pay What You Feel" Performance - Tuesday 11th June
★★★★★ “The combination of writing and movement makes this a physical piece of theatre which flows with a fascinating urgency.” - Theatre Weekly
★★★★ “This may be the first play to articulate the stunted hopes of generation Austerity…..BoxLess Theatre is a company that does not recognise limitations when it comes to staging their productions. –Manchester Theatre Awards
WRITTEN BY: Alexander Knott
DIRECTED BY: Georgia Richardson
OTHER CREATIVES: Zöe Grain / Emily Costello / Lucy Annable / James Demaine / Sam Heron
RUNNING TIME: 70 Mins (No Interval)
INSTAGRAM / FACEBOOK: @boxlesstheatre
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