The Hanging explores the inherently gothic tragedy of feminine becoming (Time Out Sydney)

image-1In Angela Betzien’s new play The Hanging, Iris (Ashleigh Cummings) is a potent, wary 14-year-old. After being reported missing along with two close friends, she stumbles into a police station in regional Victoria – terrified, covered in scratches, alone. She claims to have no memory of the past couple of days, and doesn’t know where her friends are.

Detective Flint (Luke Carroll) brings Iris to one of her family’s properties for gentle questioning. Iris is agitated, and isn’t much soothed from the arrival of her nominated ‘support person’ – Ms Corrossi (Genevieve Lemon), her English teacher at Maidstone Girls, a prestigious boarding school. And from here, in a room in a house Iris refers to merely as “my father’s,” an entire world of secrets grows… READ MORE


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s