Divina De Campo to star in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Leeds Playhouse and HOME Manchester

A new production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch will come to Leeds and Manchester in 2022.

Leeds Playhouse and HOME Manchester are co-producing the revival, which will star Divina De Campo in the title role.

Jamie Fletcher directs the piece which will open in Leeds from 2 to 23 April before playing in Manchester from 27 April to 11 May.

Also on the cast are Elijah Ferreira as Yitzhak with the band featuring Alex Beetschen on keys, Frances Bolley on guitar, Isis Dunthorne on drums and Jess Williams on bass.

Welcome to a euphoric night on the rock ‘n’ roll rollercoaster with singer Hedwig – a hedonistic genderqueer anti-heroine seemingly hellbent on destruction.

This darkly humorous self-love story, powered by a live band, epic rock-inspired music and hard-hitting lyrics, explores gender identity, acceptance and the freedom to be whoever you want to be.

Directed by Jamie Fletcher and starring Manchester-based divine drag queen and sensational songstress Divina De Campo, this multi-Tony award-winning musical breaks all the rules – challenging us all to create a world where everyone is valued and everyone is loved.

With a book by John Cameron Mitchell and Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask, Hedwig and the Angry Inch first debuted off-Broadway in 1998 before a West End production in 2000.

Director Jamie Fletcher said: “I’m really excited to be bringing to life this iconic rock musical with other queer, trans and non-binary creatives. I can’t wait for audiences to see a powerful genderqueer character leading the show with humour and ferocity accompanied by an awesome live band.

“I am thrilled to be teaming up with Divina De Campo – we have a long history of working together and I know Hedwig is the perfect role for her. It’s exciting to be able to tell this story now; it’s a very timely story for anyone who’s ever felt different, for anyone who has felt they’ve had to hide a part of themselves or felt they’ve had to look or behave in a certain way in order to be accepted.”

The show forms part of both Leeds Playhouse and HOME Manchester’s respective Spring/Summer 2022 seasons.

For tickets and the full season programme at Leeds Playhouse visit leedsplayhouse.org.uk and for HOME Manchester, homemcr.org.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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