Over the past month I've been writing music for for Tetra-Decathlon. Written and performed by Lauren Hendry, directed by double Fringe First winner Jenna Watt and produced by Showroom in colaboration with Macrobert Arts Centre it opens at the Tron Theatre this week followed by a short Scottish tour, culminating in a run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018.
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…