The Hope River Girls

Inspired by real events, The Hope River Girls examines how something as natural as teenage girls coming of age can become wholly unnatural and a subject of national scrutiny.

The Hope River Girls

About The Hope River Girls

Hope River, upstate New York. A group of 24 schoolgirls begin behaving strangely – twitching, stuttering 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. It will be touring to venues across Scotland following its premiere at Tramway.

Recommended for ages 10+

Running time: 45 minutes

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