Hang (Yellow Jacket Productions)
By Stephanie Gray | Published on Tuesday 16 August 2016
Set in a future where capital punishment has returned to the UK, ‘Hang’ sets out to explore the futility of words in the face of a life-changing decision. Simply staged, the show lives and dies through the dialogue of its three characters – and what dialogue it is. While two professionals struggle to balance the contrasting requirements of their job – displaying empathy whilst following legal protocol – we watch the third woman battle to make a final, impossible choice. Though the subject matter will forever divide opinion, ‘Hang’ isn’t a show that forces a conclusion on its audience, instead only subtly prompting us to consider life in such a world. Dark, intense and personal, this play is utterly absorbing from the outset.
C Nova, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Stephanie Gray]