'A smart piece of theatre, imaginatively realised and exquisitely performed.'
-Theatre Critic, Paul Vale-
After a successful work in progress performance at The Stockwell Playhouse One Act Festival, Hedgehogs & Porcupines, written by James P Mannion, comes to The Old Red Lion for a limited run, presented by Blueleaf Theatre in association with Marzipan Productions.
Hedgehog and Porcupine have been together for longer than they can remember. Well, longer than Porcupine can remember. Hedgehog knows exactly how long it’s been. For five years they’ve been stabbing each other repeatedly with their sharp quills, but despite this agony, the ‘warmth’ their relationship provides means neither has managed to break free. That is, until a manic twenty-four-hour cycle of argument and recriminations forces both to ask themselves the ultimate question: is this really worth it?
Drawing from Schopenhauer’s famous paradox, the Porcupine (or Hedgehog) Dilemma, Hedgehogs & Porcupines examines the fine line between intimacy and irritation, pleasure and pain, love and hate.
After Blueleaf Theatre’s debut show That Moment received critical acclaim and multiple five star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Artistic Director Marcus Marsh returns to direct James P Mannion's funny, yet delicate script.
Starring as the characters Hedgehog and Porcupine will be Rebecca Bailey (No Finer Life UK Tour) and David Shields (Bad Education Movie, The Crown).
WRITTEN BY JAMES P MANNION
DIRECTED BY MARCUS MARSH
PERFORMED BY REBECCA BAILEY & DAVID SHIELDS
designed by alex babec
PRODUCED BY BLUELEAF THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH MARZIPAN PRODUCTIONS
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Press on Blueleaf Theatre's Debut Show That Moment:
'This is one not to be missed'
'A triumph on all fronts'
'A marvellously impressive performance'
A Young Perspective
Monday 1st - Saturday 6th October 2018
Monday - Saturday 7.30pm
Saturday matinee 3.00pm
Tickets £14 (£12 CONCESSIONS)
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The Box Office will open 30 minutes before the performance for cash / card sales and collection of pre-booked tickets.
Latecomers will not be admitted.