John Cameron Mitchell sings songs from his ground-breaking Broadway show and film, Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

John Cameron Mitchell

The Origin of Love

Presented by Adelaide Cabaret Festival and David M. Hawkins

World Premiere
United States

Tony award winning, Golden Globe nominated co-creator of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, John Cameron Mitchell takes the stage, singing songs from the groundbreaking rock musical and subversive cult film.

Regaling audiences between sets with intimate, eye-opening, and at times devilishly funny anecdotes, he invites audiences to share his personal experiences over two decades of living with Hedwig. In a real treat for hardcore fans and newcomers alike, he’ll also play new material from his upcoming musical podcast Anthem. So Adelaide, ‘put on some makeup, turn on your eight track,’ it’s time to experience the original Hedwig.

With Special Guest Artist Amber Martin

He breaks down that comic exterior... letting the heartbreak of Hedwig’s story flow out like blood from a picked-away scab. Theatre Mania

Musical direction by Andrew Worboys
Costume by Erik Bergrin
Wig by Mike Potter

Image: Matthew Placek

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22 Jun 2018

Duration 1hr 30mins


Fri, 22 Jun 2018, 8:00PM


Festival Theatre


Ages 16 and up



Adult $89.90

A Reserve

Adult $79.90

Concession $74.90

Subscribe & Save

Adult $74.90

Concession $69.90

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B Reserve

Adult $64.90

Concession $59.90

Fees & Charges

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Contains coarse language, strobe lighting, adult themes and haze effects

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