hang to get NE première

Published: 14 September 2021
Reporter: Peter Lathan


debbie tucker green’s play hang, first performed at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs in June 2015, is to have its NE première at Alphabetti from 28 September to 16 October.

In the near future, in a stark room, a woman meets with two officials. She has been the victim of a crime, and she has a choice to make. We wait for her answer.

At the time, the BTG’s London editor Philip Fisher said, “hang is a fine achievement that poses a series of moral and ethical questions about society and the legal process... The writing somehow manages to be simultaneously naturalistic and poetic.”

The Alphabetti production is directed by Yolanda Mercy, a London-based writer, performer and director who works across a variety of media including stage, screen, dance and audio. She has worked on projects at the BBC, Shakespeare's Globe, The Barbican Theatre and The Place.

Wednesday 6 October will be a captioned performance, Wednesday 13 October will be audio described, and all Saturday matinées will be relaxed performances. There are no performances on Sunday or Monday. Tickets are Pay What You Feel and must be booked in advance from the Alphabetti web site.