Synopsis: The Hanging

Date posted: 11 Jul 2016Author: STC Production: The Hanging

Brighton, Victoria, 19 February 2016.

Iris Hocking, aged 14, is a boarder at Maidstone Girls college, a $30,000-a-year private school in Geelong. Together with two other students, she was reported missing six days ago. Iris turned up at a police station 48 hours later, but the other two girls remain missing. 

Detective Sergeant Flint, a specialist in child protection cases, is set to interview Iris in one of her parents' homes to find out where the other girls are and why they went missing. 

Iris has nominated her English teacher, Ms Corrossi, to act as her support person for the interview. And, as the interview progresses, a fatal web of secrets and cover-ups slowly unravels.





This synopsis is part of The Hanging program, which also features:

  • notes from Artistic Director Andrew Upton and director Sarah Goodes
  • interviews with playwright Angela Betzien and designer Elizabeth Gadsby
  • biographies and photos of the cast and crew
  • photos from the rehearsal room
  • and much more!

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The Hanging, 28 Jul – 10 Sep 2016, Wharf 1 Theatre

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