HOOKED
By Carolyn Smart

A Theatre Passe Muraille Production

Adapted by Nicky Guadagni
Directed by Layne Coleman
Starring Nicky Guadagni


We were big drinkers, bad spellers, fast spenders

We were spoiled children” – Zelda Fitzgerald

 

This is what I want: art, love, and children
Do not stoop to offer less than everything – Elizabeth Smart

 

“My body was electric.
The Fuhrer’s splendour pouring through me
I was an angel in Bavaria” – Unity Valkyrie Mitford

 

Drugs. Sex. Alcohol. Controversy. Seven scandalous women of the past – HOOKED.
Their tumultuous lives reignited by Nicky Guadagni.

 

Meet Myra Hindley, Unity Mitford, Zelda Fitzgerald, Dora Carrington, Elizabeth Smart, Carson McCullers and Jane Bowles. Based on a book of riveting poems by Canadian poet Carolyn Smart, Professor of Creative Writing at Queens University, Hooked has been performed to intimate audiences in people’s homes for several years as it developed and took shape. 

 

 

Hooked in House is an intimate theatrical and epicurian journey designed exclusively for a gathering of friends in a private home. Imagine sipping a fresh lemon cocktail in the garden while Zelda Fitzgerald charms you with her raucus, boyish antics. Or seeing Elizabeth Smart lounging on the deck with her gardening boots as you feast on cucumber soup and deviled eggs. This is an imaginative and unforgettable evening to be shared among intimate company – complete with food, drink and discussion.  

 

Guests will be invited to observe performer Nicky Guadagni bring to life seven leading female figures of the 20th century. Each moment is presented with the utmost precision and grace as Nicky elegantly transforms into each role before your very eyes. 

 

From space to space, guests share in a series of eight curated dinner courses, each course inspired by the lives of these great women. Everything about the space, the food and the performance lends an authenticity to Carolyn’s poetry. Hooked in House steps beyond the stage and into a poetic reality. 

 

 

Want to bring HOOKED to your home? Find out more here: Hooked in House.

 

 

Reviews

 

NNNN “Do. Not. Miss” – NOW Magazine.

 

(out of 4) – The Globe and Mail “Guadagni will leave you beguiled… Brilliant”.

 

A beautifully rendered performance… Guadagni brings out the inner life of these remarkable women with finesse, nuance and committed respect.”- Lynn Slotkin. 

 

NOW Preview: Glenn Sumi chats with veteran performer Nicky Guadagni about taking on seven formidable women in solo show – HOOKED. Read and listen to the interview here

HOOKED
By Carolyn Smart

A Theatre Passe Muraille Production

Adapted by Nicky Guadagni
Directed by Layne Coleman
Starring Nicky Guadagni


We were big drinkers, bad spellers, fast spenders

We were spoiled children” – Zelda Fitzgerald

 

This is what I want: art, love, and children
Do not stoop to offer less than everything – Elizabeth Smart

 

“My body was electric.
The Fuhrer’s splendour pouring through me
I was an angel in Bavaria” – Unity Valkyrie Mitford

 

Drugs. Sex. Alcohol. Controversy. Seven scandalous women of the past – HOOKED.
Their tumultuous lives reignited by Nicky Guadagni.

 

Meet Myra Hindley, Unity Mitford, Zelda Fitzgerald, Dora Carrington, Elizabeth Smart, Carson McCullers and Jane Bowles. Based on a book of riveting poems by Canadian poet Carolyn Smart, Professor of Creative Writing at Queens University, Hooked has been performed to intimate audiences in people’s homes for several years as it developed and took shape. 

 

 

Hooked in House is an intimate theatrical and epicurian journey designed exclusively for a gathering of friends in a private home. Imagine sipping a fresh lemon cocktail in the garden while Zelda Fitzgerald charms you with her raucus, boyish antics. Or seeing Elizabeth Smart lounging on the deck with her gardening boots as you feast on cucumber soup and deviled eggs. This is an imaginative and unforgettable evening to be shared among intimate company – complete with food, drink and discussion.  

 

Guests will be invited to observe performer Nicky Guadagni bring to life seven leading female figures of the 20th century. Each moment is presented with the utmost precision and grace as Nicky elegantly transforms into each role before your very eyes. 

 

From space to space, guests share in a series of eight curated dinner courses, each course inspired by the lives of these great women. Everything about the space, the food and the performance lends an authenticity to Carolyn’s poetry. Hooked in House steps beyond the stage and into a poetic reality. 

 

 

Want to bring HOOKED to your home? Find out more here: Hooked in House.

 

 

Reviews

 

NNNN “Do. Not. Miss” – NOW Magazine.

 

(out of 4) – The Globe and Mail “Guadagni will leave you beguiled… Brilliant”.

 

A beautifully rendered performance… Guadagni brings out the inner life of these remarkable women with finesse, nuance and committed respect.”- Lynn Slotkin. 

 

NOW Preview: Glenn Sumi chats with veteran performer Nicky Guadagni about taking on seven formidable women in solo show – HOOKED. Read and listen to the interview here