NIDA Graduate and Sydney Theatre Award nominee Saskia Smith has been cast to play 'Yitzhak', the oppressed former drag queen opposite fellow ARIA and Sydney Theatre Award nominee iOTA in the return season of Hedwig And The Angry Inch which opens on 1 February at the Tom Mann Theatre, Surry Hills.

iOTA, who stars as Hedwig‚ has been nominated for two Sydney Theatre Awards including: Best Performance in a Musical (Hedwig And The Angry Inch) and Best Newcomer (Hedwig And The Angry Inch)

Saskia Smith has been nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Tempest.

Hedwig has also been nominated for Best Production of a Musical for Producer, David Hawkins.

Saskia’s theatre credits include playing Ariel to John Bell’s Prospero‚ in Bell Shakespeare’s The Tempest; Dirty Dancing for Jacobsen Entertainment, Cabaret - the musical for IMG Entertainment (for which she received a Green Room Award) and In Our Name for Company B Belvoir.  Screen appearances include the role of Megan in Small Claims and the role of Jane in the feature film the Rage in Placid Lake. Saskia recently revived her cabaret show Heart With A Girl of Gold at Statement Lounge. 

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH traces the fate of ‘Hansel’ an East Berlin boy whose escape to the west can only happen via a sex change and marriage to an American G.I.  Hansel now ‘Hedwig’ becomes the unfortunate victim of a gruesomely botched operation leaving a one-inch reminder of the past and a few anger management issues.

“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 - 10/10” Sun Herald Sun Herald

Showtune Productions presents
Hedwig And The Angry Inch
Text John Cameron Mitchell
Music & lyrics Stephen Trask

Director Craig Ilott
Musical Director Tina Harris
Choreographer Ross Coleman
Designer Nick Dare
Lighting Designer Stephen Hawker

Venue: Tom Mann Theatre | 136 Chalmers Street Surry Hills
Opens: Thursday 1 February 2007
Previews: 30 & 31 January 8pm (All tickets $39.50)
Performances: Wednesday & Thursday 8pm; Friday 7pm & 10pm; Saturday 6pm & 9pm; Sunday 6pm
Tickets: $47.50 Adults; $39.50 Concession (no concessions 7pm Friday & both shows Saturday)
$42.50 Mardi Gras Members/MEAA/Groups of 10 or more
Bookings: or 132 849

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