One woman. 14 events. No idea…
After idly watching the IAAF World Championships over a late-night take-away curry and with almost no idea what was going on, Lauren googles what events are in a Heptathlon, never imaging the road that this action would lead her down. It’s been quite a ride. Having never even 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 compete on the world stage, all in just 600 days.
Tetra-Decathlon is a joyous exploration of coming last and then coming back for more. Mixing humorous storytelling with athletic physicality, Lauren runs, jumps, hurdles and throws herself into a world of serious amateurs and comedic coaches, where winning is not simply about crossing the line first.
"Bursting with energy and told with winning cheer” - The Guardian
“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
This amusingly audacious solo show, directed by double Fringe First winner Jenna Watt, charts Lauren’s journey as she trains for and competes in this most taxing of sporting events, whilst asking pertinent questions about the psychology of sport and what drives us to compete. Tetra-Decathlon is a celebration of coming last, and coming back for more…
£10 Adults, £5 Under 18, £25 Family (2 + 2).
Drinks from the Duke or Bring Your Own.
Watch a trailer for the show here: