The Vertical Hour

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The Vertical Hour by David Hare. The play addresses the relationship of characters with opposing views on the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and also explores psychological tension between public lives and private lives.

The original text

The play received its world premiere at the Music Box Theater on Broadway, on November 30, 2006, in a production directed by Sam Mendes.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

Produced by Pieter Toerien, directed by Fred Abrahamse 2014, cast: Michael Richard, Jackie Rens, Richard Gau, Jaco van Rensburg, Sinakho Zokuta at The Studio at Montecasino, subsequently at the Theatre on the Bay.


Star 14 October 2014.

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