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On from 17 Sep 2019 till 05 Oct 2019
Old Red Lion Theatre
by Peter Hamilton
Genre(s): New Writing, Drama, Comedy

Tickets: £12 - £16 / (£13 concessions) - PREVIEW TICKETS TUESDAY 17TH & WEDNESDAY 18TH £12




Cliff, a racist football thug, is serving five years in prison for assaulting an Asian man at a Millwall game when he is visited by the mysterious Mr. Warboys, who offers him the chance to re-establish the DANELAW – the Golden Age of Viking rule. And so begins a darkly-comic tragedy of violence and death …

DANELAW was originally inspired by reports in the anti-Fascist magazine SEARCHLIGHT of an attempt by neo-Nazi group COMBAT 18 to establish a white-supremacist homeland in East Anglia with Chelmsford as the capital. This failed, however, when the group’s leaders were convicted of the murder of another party member, involving disputes over funds gained from Combat 18’s interests in the music industry (They had their own label).

Suitable for ages: 16+

Trigger warnings: Features racism, strong language, scenes of extreme violence and murder

Warning: Features strobe lighting effect, smoke and sudden loud noises

Running time: 2 hours, 15 minutes (including an interval)

Tuesday 17th September – Saturday 5th October 2019
Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm
Saturday & Sunday matinees 3.00pm



★ ★ ★ ★ THEATRE T

“An astute character comedy on the alt-right ... Peter Hamilton has created an intriguing piece with Danelaw … The piece holds intrigue, has a lot of astute political commentary and is con sistently funny enough to not lose the interest of the audience throughout the two acts.” – Theatre T

“Has echoes of Joe Orton's writing style where we laugh in spite of the serious.” – ActDrop

“An excellent cast and an interesting premise.” – British Theatre Guide

"Sinister ... quite mad, and very funny ... Superbly intense." – Sardines

Previous reviews of Peter Hamilton's plays:

"Beautifully written, imaginatively staged and performed with total focus and energy, THE POETRY OF EXILE is a sure fire success – and a hidden gem" ★★★★★ – Arthur's Seat

"It is oddly heart-warming to see these two broken souls finding each other ... the play is a joy from start to finish" – West End Wilma on BRIDLINGTON

"You just love it because it's bizarre" ★★★★★ – A Younger Theatre on PLAYGROUND

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