Brockley Jack present The Hang of the Gaol – 2 for 1 ticket offer

Brockley Jack present The Hang of the Gaol – 2 for 1 ticket offer

Posted on 28. Sep, 2011 by in Business, Community

The Hang of the Gaol by Howard Barker

presented by Rolling Sky Productions

Directed by Doug Rollins

Starts at7.45pm

The Hang of the Goal, one of Barker’s most successful plays, was first performed at the RCS’s Warehouse Theatre in 1978. It is a study in guilt and collusion. With its topicality undiminished, it takes the lid off one of the most enclosed institutions in this or any society – the prison. When a fire demolishes the Governor’s pride, subsequent investigation turns up more shame than the authorities deem acceptable. A cover-up is required, and George Jardine, the most unconventional of civil servants, near retirement and hungry for a knighthood, is recruited for the task.

Howard Barker shows remarkable candour in both his subject matter and his iconoclastic use of the language. This original and poetic manipulation of speech and metaphor has created a vivid theatrical medium for which he is justly celebrated. His theatre is ruthlessly inventive and makes few concessions, but as he himself has written, `Nothing in my plays is incredible. It is the world which is incredible.

The Brockley Jack are offering readers of this website an additional free ticket for anyone buying a full-price ticket to the play.

Tickets can be bought on the door (subject to availability, i.e. the show has not sold out) or you can email bookings toadmin@brockleyjack.co.uk 

To book online with Ticketweb click here (no booking fees

http://www.brockleyjack.co.uk/brockley_jack_studio_whats_on.html

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