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.
By The Production Shed in association with Showroom.
Created with support from Festival 2019, Creative Scotland, Macrobert Arts Centre, TronLab and Tom McGrath Trust.
Touring England with support from Arts Council England
Videos: Emma Dove (top) / Arron Sparks