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HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

Live  performance gains a repeat audience through clever dialogue and  storylines, and this tale has both in abundance. Add to that a stellar  backing performance from rising star Saskia Smith (playing Yitzhak – a drag king to Hedwig’s Queen), a tight backing band and clever choreography  and you have the kind of show you’ll be reminiscing about in ten years  time. Not to be missed. - 3D World Mag

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A MUSICAL STAR IS TORN

This show is a revelation and its lead, a one-man revolution. Local indie musician iOTA has a handful of solo albums to his name, but judging by his return Sydney performance as the titular character, he's just carved a new career as a musical theatre star. - The Daily Telegraph

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STAR TAKES AN INCH, GOES THE WHOLE NINE YARDS

AFTER its success last year, a huge buzz surrounded the opening of the rock musical Hedwig And The Angry Inch. Would the show live up to the hype? The answer is a resounding yes. Hedwig rocks! - The Sunday Telegraph

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HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

HERE'S Hedwig, again, still the mere slip of a girly boy from East Germany, still the internationally ignored song stylist barely standing before you. And still, courtesy of iOTA's stunning performance in the title role, a top-class band (musical director Tina Harris), Stephen Hawker's lights, Nicholas Dare's design and Craig Ilott's direction, the most entertaining, interesting and compellingly fun piece of rock'n'roll musical theatre in yonks. - The Sydney Morning Herald

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HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

West Australian-born, Sydney-based performer iOTA is reprising his turn as Hedwig.

In the theatre world, many are drawn to the fictional role of transsexual rock star Hedwig, she of the parted blonde bouffant who sacrificed her penis in East Germany just before the Berlin Wall tumbled down to become a "slip of a girly boy", led by the promise of freedom in the United States. - The Sydney Morning Herald

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EVERY INCH A WINNER

Rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch floored the critics when it opened last year, starring Sydney singer iOTA.

After winning the Best Production of a Musical and Best Performance in a Musical for iOTA at the Sydney Theatre Awards this month, the show is set to reopen at Tom Mann Theatre, Surry Hills, next week.
- Village Voice News

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GENDER BENDER ENDING

A GLAM rock show at Melbourne's Athenaeum Theatre has been a high-voltage hit with its rock 'n' roll and high-heel kicking.

However, Hedwig and the Angry Inch has only tomorrow to run. - The Herald Sun

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HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

Having seen the film version a little while ago and totally falling in love with John Cameron Mitchell's performance, I totally didn't know what to expect from a production company I'd never heard of... and who is this iOTA guy anyway? Well it turns out that this iOTA guy is a 5 time ARIA Award winner, and has several albums under his belt. So he's not just a willy nilly first time actor. - GenerationQ.net

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HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

There's a point early in this cult rock musical when you begin to suspect you're about to be subjected to 90 minutes of bad drag-queen humour, the likes of which you can find in any second-rate establishment on Commercial Rd most nights.
 
Thankfully, the frail double-entendres are dispensed with quickly as the humour becomes darker and the rock 'n' roll kicks in.

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BITCHY AND BROKEN, STILL BRILLIANT

A botched sex-change operation may seem an unlikely subject for a musical, but in this riveting production of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”, it provides the catalyst for a star-quality performance, and a brilliant and unusual theatre experience, which is a triumph for its producer David Hawkins and his savvy production team. - The Canberra Review

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch is one of the few musicals that can aptly be described as a cult phenomenon. Devotees flock to the film version in New York dressed in imitation of their idol, in much the same way the Transylvanian crowd used to gather to celebrate The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Like Rocky Horror, Hedwig is a flamboyant and subversive rock musical spearheaded by a glamorous misfit. - The Age

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HEDWIG UNVEILS HIS ANGRY INCH

After four years in the planning, this week finally sees the long-awaited theatrical premiere of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Tomorrow, the character critics describe as the love child of Marlene Dietrich and Ziggy Stardust, will burst onto the Melbourne stage for a three-week run at Melbourne's famous Athenaeum Theatre.
- Gay.com

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HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

Let's cut to the chase. Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the most exciting piece of music theatre to hit Sydney in years and is shaping up as one of 2006's essential theatre experiences. Miss this and you'll be sorry - The Sun Herald

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HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

Not for a long time, if ever, has there been a musical like Hedwig and the Angry Inch at @ the Newtown! The glamorous Australian production of the GLBT cult classic of the same name is an audacious, flamboyant, electric, and humorous adaptation of the original show by writer/director/star/busy-bee John Cameron Mitchell that glittered the imagination of Broadway’s audiences for years and turned into a giant film-cash cow sensation. - GenerationQ.net

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HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

Hedwig began as an off-broadway musical and then in 2001 was made into a movie, acclaimed by audiences and critics alike. For those not familiar with the story, here you go: Hansel, a boy living in East Berlin, dreams of a life in the west. He meets an American GI who falls in love with him. Hansel has the snip, takes his mother’s name Hedwig and rides off into the Western sunset. The snip however wasn’t quite snippy enough and Hedwig is left with a most unfortunate fleshy inch. - Drum Media

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DIVAS DELIVER THE GOODS WITH PANACHE

Not far away from the Opera House geographically but light years away in style, @Newtown showcases another diva, iOTA, who is electrifying audiences in the super-grungy rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. - The Australian

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Hedwig and The Angry Inch is a bent rock musical, in the cult tradition of Rocky Horror. The audience at Sundance gave the film version a gong and last night's full house, atop @ Newtown, proffered a richly-deserved, unanimous, spontaneous ovation. - Sydney Stage Online

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YOU GIVE A MAN AN INCH

A rock musical that actually does, Hedwig and the Angry Inch hits Sydney next month. Its star, iOTA, chats with Reg Domingo. - SX News

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FEELING THE INCH

“Ladies and gentlemen, whether you like it or not, Hedwig!”

So begins the incredible-one-inch-penis musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Opening in Sydney in August, this down-and-dirty pleasure, which blew audiences away and became the coolest ticket in town during its two-year off-Broadway run, is, in fact, not a story about a needle dick (“the angry inch” is the result of a bungled sex-change operation) but rather the universal struggle to find your other half…even your dysfunctional other half, in a superficial, celebrity-obsessed modern society. - SX Magazine

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INCH TOO FAR

For the Australian premiere of this two-character-plus-band show, Hedwig is played by Sydney musician Iota, and Yitzhak by Blazey Best. Best is an experienced theatre performer, but Iota is a musical-theatre virgin.

"It's exciting and it's scary," Iota says. "Sometimes I think, 'What the f--- am I doing?' and other times I think this is the best thing I've ever done. - The Sydney Morning Herald

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HEDWIG'S HEADING TO TOWN

Hedwig and the Angry Inch, an off Broadway hit in the late 1990's, and a cult movie favourite in 2001 will soon be staged here. - SSONET.com.au

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