Saturday, 24 October 2009
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
After we saw Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical, we stayed for the second play, Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the story of internationally ignored song stylist Hedwig Schmidt, victim of a botched sex change operation. Hedwig smashes the fourth wall as she tells of her journey from East Berlin to a trailer park in middle-America while pursuing her dreams, love and nemesis.
To be honest, had I not read the description on the Theatre Centre's website, I would have had no idea what was going on.
Why? Because when Hedwig sang (which was a lot), I had no idea what she was saying. There was a back-up band and the drummer, though good, was very loud and drowned her out. And she spoke with a thick German accent at times.
I'm going to rent the movie sometime to see what I missed.