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The Hostage

The Hostage


Date and time
06 Dec 2017 (7:00pm - 9:30pm)
07 Dec 2017 (7:00pm - 9:30pm)
08 Dec 2017 (2:30pm - 5:00pm)
08 Dec 2017 (7:00pm - 9:30pm)
09 Dec 2017 (5:00pm - 7:30pm)

Birmingham Hippodrome (Patrick Centre)

Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham, B5 4TB


£8 (£5.50) 
£3 - Students & under 16s

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By Brendan Behan
Directed by Jake Murray

A cockney soldier is held hostage in a Dublin lodging house with the intention to exchange him for an IRA man who is to be hanged in Belfast. Civic guards accidentally shoot him in a raid on the house.

The Hostage is a witty and often profound commentary on Anglo-Irish relationships and on the Irish themselves in the mid-twentieth century. This is Behan’s best-known play and most popular and a classic of the modern stage.

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