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Theatre REVIEW: The Hope River Girls - ★★★★★

Commissioned by Imaginate, supported by Tramway

Hope River, upstate New York. A group of 24 schoolgirls begin behaving strangely and mirroring each other. As the girls’ behaviour begins to draw the attention of parents, teachers and even the national news, the town quickly becomes a hotbed of fascination, fear and mistrust. Is there something in the water, in the soil or something much darker?

Inspired by real events, The Hope River Girls combines explosive choreography, video and text to examine how something as natural as teenage girls coming of age can become wholly unnatural and a subject of national scrutiny.

The Hope River Girls is a reconceived version for young audiences of groupwork’s multi award-winning 2019 debut, The Afflicted. The new work is commissioned by Imaginate and funded through the Scottish Government’s Festivals Expo Fund.



Imaginate Festival, Edinburgh - run ended

13th May - Platform, Glasgow



Kaio (Age 12) - ★★★★★

"The Hope River Girls is a mixed media performance using dance, drama,

sound and film. It follows the mysterious story of four teenagers' quest

to find out the truth behind the strange behavior of a group of teenage

girls, in a town in New York. The performance was an on edge,

adrenalin pumping, scary and executed perfectly. The drama and the

dancing was exceptional. I would see the show again, if I could.

It was the first and best show I have ever seen!"


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