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The Standard Short Long Drop

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The Vanguard Theatre, Camden Stables Market, NW1 8AH

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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

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