A MUSICAL with a difference is coming to the Crescent Theatre this week.
Hedwig and The Angry Inch – An Anatomically Correct Rock Odyssey – first opened at the Jane Street Theater (off-Broadway) in 1998.
It ran there for over two years, and won a host of awards.
The music is steeped in the androgynous 1970s glam rock era of David Bowie (who co-produced the Los Angeles production of the show), as well as the work of John Lennon and early punk godfathers Lou Reed and Iggy Pop.
The story draws on writer Colin Mitchell’s life as the son of a US Army major general who once commanded the US sector of occupied West Berlin.
The character of Hedwig was loosely inspired by a German divorced US Army wife who was a Mitchell family babysitter.
The theme of the story is based on Aristophanes’ speech in Plato’s Symposium, explaining that three sexes of human beings once existed.
Produced by Taking Chances it runs from May 18-21 and May 24-28 at 7.45pm in The Ron Barber Studio Theatre.
There will be an After Dark post show discussion on May 27.
The production is suitable for over 15s - it contains strong language and adult content
Tickets cost £10 and can be booked online at www.crescent-theatre.co.uk or via the box office on 0121 643 5858.
There is an online and telephone booking fee of £2 per transaction and a card fee of £1 applies to all credit/debit card transactions.