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Hang by Debbie Tucker Green

No, we haven’t forgotten how to use capital letters, and our caps lock button isn’t broken. Bafta and Olivier award winning playwright, debbie tucker green, just happens to opt for her name and titles in lower case. You can now see her unique talent for yourself, as a production of her play ‘hang’ is coming to Newcastle’s Alphabetti Theatre between the 28th September-16th October. Directed by the award-winning Yolanda Mercy, it is a must-see.

The play is set in the near future in a stark room, where a woman meets with two officials. She is the victim of an unnamed crime, and has a choice to make: how should the person who harmed her family be killed? Once she makes her choice (the title kind of gives it away), a letter from the perpetrator makes him real to her. Described as darkly humorous, poetic and searing, ‘hang’ is a breathless look at the conflict between justice and revenge.

Ticket prices are pay what you feel, and performances will be at 19:30, with 13:00 matinees on Saturday dates. Wednesday 6th October will be a captioned performance, Wednesday 13th October will be audio described, and all Saturday matinees will be relaxed. Age recommendation is 16+, as it contains swearing and themes of trauma.

You can get your tickets at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/alphabetti-theatre/hang/e-kvykkl

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