Tetra-Decathlon: booking for 2019

“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

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

The Tetra-Decathlon is a gruelling 14-event track and field competition, requiring a unique combination of skills to complete. Having never set foot on a running track in her life, Lauren Hendry decided to sign up for the event, joining only a dozen other women in the World Championships.

This amusingly audacious solo show 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 then coming back for more…

“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.”
Lyn Gardner, The Independent



Produced in Scotland by Showroom in association with Macrobert Arts Centre

Supported by Festival 2018, the cultural programme of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. Additional support from Tron Theatre and Tom McGrath Trust.

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.


Image: Mihaela Bodlovic
Video: Emma Dove

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