Tetra-Decathlon: show info

Nominated for the Filipa Bragança Award for Best Female Solo Performance. 

Having never been for a jog around the park, Lauren signed up to compete in the Tetra-Decathlon World Championships; committing to learn 14 different athletic events and then compete on the World stage, all in just 600 days.

Tetra-Decathlon is a funny and inspiring show exploring the hurdles on the way to the starting line. Mixing humorous storytelling with athletic physicality, Lauren runs, jumps and throws herself into a world of serious amateurs and comedic coaches, where winning is not simply about crossing the line first.

Directed by multi-award winner, Jenna Watt (Faslane, Flâneurs) and performed by Lauren Hendry, Tetra-Decathlon is a joyous exploration of coming last, and then coming back for more.

“It’s no spoiler to call it a winning show”
Scotland On Sunday

“an inspiring tale of pushing on, challenging yourself and the resilience of the human spirit.”
The Wee Review

“a lovely, affecting piece on what it means to take on a seemingly outlandish task”
Fest Magazine

“Hendry’s simply structured but impressively sweaty 60 minutes asks some piercing questions about failure and success, amateur and professionals, being a hero and being a fool and why we keep going against all the odds.”
The Independent





Fest Mag


Team Tetra-Decathlon
Written and performed by Lauren Hendry
Director- Jenna Watt
Designer-  Claire Halleran
Composer – Scott Twynholm
Movement Director – Ema Jayne Park
Video- Emma Dove
Photos- Mihaela Bodlovic
Press- Storytelling PR

Suited to small-scale and rural touring, Tetra-Decathlon will tour England in 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.