Birmingham Hippodrome (Patrick Centre)
Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham, B5 4TB
£3 - Students & under 16s
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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