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Could you decide someone else’s fate? If they’d committed a crime against you, would it affect your choice? These are the questions at the heart of Debbie Tucker Green’s dark drama entitled hang.

Opening at the Alphabetti Theatre on Thursday 28th September, this intense production follows the victim of a crime and two officials as they wait for her to choose a fitting punishment for the man responsible. With her characteristically black humour and poetic style, Tucker Green examines the themes of morality, justice and revenge in forensic detail.

Directed by Yolanda Mercy, hang was first performed in 2015, moving and challenging audiences with its stark look at complex emotional dilemmas.

Though we never discover the details of the crime, the clinical setting allows audiences to relate to the experience of wrestling with ethics and morality, and serves as a timely reminder that if we consider every side of a story, we might be more inclined to forgive. Ultimately, hang leaves us contemplating our definitions of right and wrong.

hang is at Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle from Thursday 28th September–Saturday 16th October. Tickets are pay as you feel, with accessible performances every Wednesday and Saturday

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