The Hanging

STC The Hanging photo by James GreenDrawing on Australia’s lasting fascination with the way our vast country can swallow people whole, Sydney Theatre Company presents the world premiere season  of Angela Betzien’s The Hanging at the Wharf 1 Theatre until 10 September 2016.

Young, beautiful and fatal. Two school girls are missing in Melbourne’s hinterland. The clock is ticking, the search is on. The one clue is their closest friend and confidante. Beguiling and quick-witted, this 14-year-old ingénue won’t give up her secrets easily. What exactly will the police uncover and what does her English teacher have to hide?

Award-winning playwright Angela Betzien (STC Patrick White Playwrights’ Fellow) has created a tense and tantalising crime thriller. As the girls’ secrets are unravelled, the sinister side of their privileged school is exposed. The more famous the names and the more respected the families, the more dangerous the truth becomes. The Hanging is a mystery waiting to be cracked open. Who will you believe?

Resident Director Sarah Goodes (Disgraced) has assembled a superb cast, with Luke Carroll (Battle of Waterloo), Ashleigh Cummings (Puberty Blues – Channel Ten) and Genevieve Lemon (Hay Fever) to play the trio of characters at the heart of this riveting new play.

Director: Sarah Goodes Featuring: Luke Carroll, Ashleigh Cummings, Genevieve Lemon Designer: Elizabeth Gadsby Lighting Designer: Nicholas Rayment Composer and Sound Designer: Steve Francis Video Designer: David Bergman Assistant Director: Priscilla Jackman Voice & Text Coach: Charmian Gradwell

The Hanging 
Wharf 1 Theatre, Pier 4/5 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay (Sydney)
Season continues to 10 September 2016
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Image: Ashleigh Cummings features in The Hanging – photo by James Green