Hurricanewest end 2004

29 March – 8 May 2004

A one man show celebrating the life of Northern Ireland’s sporting hero Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins.

This exhilarating and poignant solo performance tells the life story of one of Britain’s most charismatic sporting heroes, Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins, from the glory of his 1982 World Championship win to his descent into drunken self-destruction.


‘total, hair-raising physical theatre.
a wonder to behold’
The independent

‘I can’t remember a more physically devastating portrait of self-destruction. Richard Dormer blows away his audience with this terrific solo show’
The Times

‘Dormer producers a lightening-strike performance. an astonishing must see experience which will last in the memory’
Belfast Newsletter

‘Hurricane is an absolutely gripping, emotive piece of theatre which everyone should go and see’
Edinburgh Evening News

‘a hell-raising performance. Richard Dormer unleashes a whirlwind of
invention and will blow you away
with his portrayal of Alex Higgins’
The Guardian