Hawke & Hunter, Edinburgh, 2010
Producer Tantrums Productions
Director Ella Hickson
Writer Ella Hickson
Gwendolen Chatfield, Kerri Hall, Solomon Mousley & Michael Whitham
Polo and Twitch were born twins, but with only one heart. Twitch got the heart and Polo was left with a hole. Polo is not looking to be loved and Twitch can do nothing but. As they turn twenty-five they return to the island where they were brought up and face old friends and new.
Ella explores the effect of growing up in a world where sex and love are increasingly separated and asks how twenty-somethings deal with the death of Happy Ever After.
Written for the Hawke and Hunter's 'Below Stairs' nightclub, Hot Mess is performed in the round and backed by a live DJ.