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Alphabetti Theatre present
hang by debbie tucker green 
Directed by Yolanda Mercy 


Performance Time: 7:30pm plus 1:00pm Saturday matinees  

Trigger Warnings: Swearing, shouting, severe trauma, details that some may find upsetting and haze.

Covid-19 Policy: This production will have socially distanced tickets which will sell out fast, audience numbers vary depending on restrictions.    

Tickets:  Pay What You Feel (booking essential) 

Running Time: Approx. 70 mins

Age Rec: 16+

Access: Wednesday 6th October will be a captioned performance, Wednesday 13th October will be audio described, and all Saturday matinees will be relaxed performances.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- "Provocative, touching, darkly humourous…its understated power is remarkable" – Time Out, 2015

This isn’t about me at all. Is it? You want to know my decision.


In the near future, in a stark room, a woman meets with two officials. She has been the victim of a crime, and she has a choice to make. We wait for her answer.

Darkly humourous, poetic and searing, hang by award-winning playwright debbie tucker green is a breathless look at life in the aftermath.



This is the North East premiere of hang, produced by Alphabetti Theatre, directed by Yolanda Mercy. First performance was at Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London, on 11 June 2015, directed by the author.


Contains swearing and themes of trauma.


Praise for hang:


‘ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- Provocative, touching, darkly humourous…its understated power is remarkable’ – Time Out, 2015


‘poised and poetic, with such pitch-black humour that laughs pop like gasps in reverse.’ – Matt Trueman, What’s On Stage, 2015

WRITER: debbie tucker green is a playwright, screenwriter and director.

Her plays include: a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (-noun) (Royal Court Theatre, 2017); hang (Royal Court, 2015); nut (National Theatre, 2013); truth and reconciliation (Royal Court, 2011); random (Royal Court, 2008); generations (Young Vic, 2007); stoning mary (Royal Court, 2005); trade (RSC, 2005); born bad (Hampstead Theatre, 2003; Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer); and dirty butterfly (Soho Theatre, 2003).

She wrote and directed the feature film, Second Coming (BFI/Film 4, 2014; International Film Festival Rotterdam Big Screen Award) and adapted her play random into a TV film for Channel 4, which won the 2012 BAFTA for Best Single Drama and the Black International Film/MVSA Award for Best UK Film.


DIRECTOR: Yolanda Mercy

Yolanda Mercy is a London based Writer, Performer and Director for stage, screen and audio who works nationally and internationally. Over the past 2 years she has worked on projects in 8 countries and across 3 continents. She was named Artist to Watch by the British Council, part of the BBC Writersroom and her writing has featured in Huffington Post. Yolanda is a published author with Oberon Books for her award winning play Quarter Life Crisis. Yolanda's attributes have resulted in national and international interviews on platforms such as BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends, CNN, BBC Breakfast News and Today Tix. In addition she has featured on and chaired numerous panel discussions.Yolanda Mercy is a director who works across a variety of mediums including stage, screen, dance and audio. She has worked on projects at the BBC, Shakespeare Globe, Barbican Theatre and The Place. Her passion for text and storytelling is a key ingredient for her engaging productions.

‘a new kind of triple threat performer: superb as a poet, playwright and actor’ – **** Broadway Baby