by Ifeyinwa Frederick
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Three best friends take a trip to Ibiza to escape their ever-growing responsibilities. Friendship prevails in Ifeyinwa Frederick’s fun, honest and provocative play, which speaks to a millennial generation coping with mental health, career choices and questions about love and sex. EVE
Bim, Alex and J have been best friends since school. Loud, funny, inseparable – they are the epitome of girls who just want to have fun.
But now they’re twenty-five, life is starting to get in the way. Careers, relationships, expectations... What better way to escape than a trip to Ibiza for a week of sun, sea and selfies?
But there’s trouble in paradise when reality catches up with them, threatening to derail their holiday as they are forced to accept no amount of partying will let them escape themselves.
The Hoes is a riotous celebration of sisterhood, showing that while life may throw up unexpected turbulence, friendships will last the course. It premiered at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs, London, in 2018.
The Hoes is Ifeyinwa Frederick’s debut play. It was longlisted for the Verity Bargate Award, and shortlisted for the Tony Craze and Character 7 Awards.