The Standard Short Long Drop
The Vanguard Theatre, Camden Stables Market, NW1 8AH
Direct from the Edinburgh Fringe where it was called “masterfully crafted” by the Fringe Review, The Standard Short Long Drop is a thrilling and moving exploration of class, integrity and unlikely friendship, framed by the harrowing Victorian criminal justice system.
A young man, Ludley, is condemned to death but his fate takes an unexpected twist when he is offered a stay of execution under one condition: he must serve as the hangman for his mysterious older cellmate, Alistair.
This astounding new play by Rachel Garnet (Starcrossed) asks if it is possible to be a just man in an unjust world.
With Per Carminger & Kevin Wathen
Directed by Natasha Rickman
Written by Rachel Garnet
“Captivating” The Student
Heartbreaking and raw” The Scotsman
“All-round delightful production” Broadway Baby