Nominated for the Filipa Bragança Award for Best Female Solo Performance.
A funny and inspiring look at what it takes to be a serious amateur, Tetra-Decathlon celebrates coming last, and then coming back for more.
Lauren signed up to compete in the World UltraMulti-Event Championships, having never set foot on an athletics track before. Featuring running, hurdling, jumping and throwing, a tetra-decathlon is 14 kinds of daft. With athletic physicality, Tetra-Decathlon tells the story of the many hurdles en route to the start-line.
Directed by multi-award winner, Jenna Watt (Faslane, Flâneurs) and performed by Lauren Hendry, Tetra-Decathlon is a show for those who got picked last, but know there’s more to give.
Written and performed by Lauren Hendry
Directed by Jenna Watt
Designer- Claire Halleran
Composer – Scott Twynholm
Movement Director – Ema Jayne Park
Photos- Mihaela Bodlovic
Suited to small-scale and rural touring, Tetra-Decathlon is now booking for autumn 2019.
60 mins, no interval
Post-show Q&A available and recommended.
Co-produced by Showroom in association with Macrobert Arts Centre.
Supported by Festival 2018, the cultural programme of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships; and by Creative Scotland, Tron Theatre, The Work Room and Tom McGrath Trust.