Hedgehogs & Porcupines

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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.
Hedgehogs & Porcupines at Old Red Lion Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Old Red Lion Theatre
Started: Monday 1 October 2018
Closed: Saturday 6 October 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Background


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.


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).


Synopsis


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.


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Dates


Previews from:Monday 1 October 2018

Press night:Tuesday 2 October 2018

Closes:Saturday 6 October 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 3-00pm

Tickets


Standard:
£14

Concessions:
£12

Cast


Rebecca Bailey

David Shields


Creatives


Author: James P Mannion
Director: Marcus Marsh
Designer: Alex Babec
Lighting: Katy Gerard
Production: James P Mannion and Marcus Marsh for Blueleaf Theatre in association with Marzipan Productions

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