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.
An extraordinarily well-executed psychological thriller.
One of the most exciting things to happen in Australian playwriting.
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ANGELA BETZIEN is an award-winning playwright.