‘Once you’re a woman doing as she pleases with her body, in someone’s eyes you qualify for hoe status.’
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.
‘Ifeyinwa Frederick’s ferociously funny debut play exudes black girl magic’
— The Stage
‘A lewd, loud and lively three-hander’
— Evening Standard
‘A joyous celebration of millennial womanhood and friendship that’s unafraid to show the darker side of growing up… Frederick’s debut as a playwright is momentous’
— Broadway World
‘Irreverently noisy, and often hilarious… from the start, The Hoes is so amply alive: it gives a thrillingly vivid and highly charged account of what it feels like to be part of a mid-twenties sisterhood… a very impressive debut’
— The Arts Desk
‘A brutally honest, devilishly funny account of millennial sisterhood and female sexuality with the power to make you laugh, cry and cringe’
— British Theatre Guide