‘We’re a circle. We’re forever. For eternity.’
Three teenage schoolgirls go missing in Melbourne’s hinterland. The clock is ticking, the search is on. One of the girls turns up days later. Confused and unkempt, she has no apparent memory of what happened and where her friends are. Sound familiar?
The Hanging is a gripping thriller that questions the frequently-occurring spectre of the missing girl in the Australian bush. Its mystery is a postmodern study of social panic and what lies hidden, just out of reach.
'One of the most exciting things to happen in Australian playwriting.' * * * * 1/2 Daily Review
'An extraordinarily well-executed psychological thriller.' * * * * Limelight Magazine
'The Hanging is special... for Betzien’s lyrical, irresistible script [and] its absorbing mystery.’ * * * * Time Out Sydney***
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