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The Hang of the Gaol
On from 27 Sep 2011 till 15 Oct 2011
Jack Studio Theatre
by Howard Barker
Genre(s): Drama, Classic

Tickets: £12.00 / (£10.00 concessions)

About: The Hang of the Gaol

Presented by Rolling Sky Productions
Directed by Doug Rollins

When a fire demolishes the Governor's pride, subsequent investigation turns up more shame than the authorities deem acceptable. A cover-up is required, and George Jardine, the most unconventional of civil servants, near retirement and hungry for a knighthood, is recruited for the task.

Howard Barker shows remarkable candour in both his subject matter and his iconoclastic use of the language. This original and poetic manipulation of speech and metaphor has created a vivid theatrical medium for which he is justly celebrated. His theatre is ruthlessly inventive and makes few concessions, but as he himself has written, `Nothing in my plays is incredible. It is the world which is incredible.'

Please note this production contains strong language throughout that may offend.


"an accomplished cast imbibe the caustic dialogue with a graceful rhythm that brings the piece to life"
The Stage

"Julian Bird excels as the incumbent Home Secretary and displays almost as perfect a sense of comic timing as Darren Benedict, who brings a brilliance and lightness to his role as one half of a fantastical fire investigation team. Maggie-Anne Lowe, Anne-Marie Hughes and the exceptional Matthew Eaton provide the other cast highlights."

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