49 Donkeys Hanged

A Theatre Royal Plymouth production

49 Donkeys Hanged

by Carl Grose

Thursday 22 March-Saturday 7 April Download Calendar

The Drum


There’s summin strange goin’ up down Bosanko Farm…

Stanley Bray is hanging donkeys. This is odd behaviour. Even for Ventongimps.

He can’t stop his bizarre addiction until he understands why. Until then, he must keep his house-bound wife Joy in the dark, and prying villagers off his land. Easier said than done when Slaughterhouse Sally comes calling, Grizzler’s pasties in hand, determined to let bygones be bygones…

But when Bray discovers the reason behind his actions lie with a playwright called Carl Grose, things take a very strange turn indeed…

A dark, surreal new comedy from the writer of The Grinning Man, Kneehigh’s The Tin Drum, Grand Guignol and Horse Piss For Blood.

49 Donkeys Hanged is a promenade performance where audiences are able to stand and move about the space, following the action as it happens around them. For those unable to stand, limited seating will be available. The performance remains fully wheelchair accessible. If you have any particular accessibility requirements, please contact our Box Office on 01752 267222.

Age guide: 14+

Post Show Talks

Wed 28 Mar & Wed 04 Apr
Your chance to ask questions to the cast and creative team about how the production was created. No booking necessary.

Writers Response Night

Are you a South West based playwright? Find out about our writers response night here.

Pricing & Concessions

Preview Performances

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Pre-show Insight Session

An interactive pre-show session that offers a unique insight into the creative process behind 49 Donkeys Hanged. Featuring the cast and creative team behind the show, our pre-show insight session is perfect for anyone interested in the process of how we make new theatre happen.

Who’s it for?
Anyone who will be watching the production of 49 Donkeys Hanged. It is ideal for A-level and university groups and industry professionals.

Pre-show insights will be held in The Drum on the following dates on Wednesday 28th March 5.30pm – 6.30pm

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Tickets are free but please call Box Office on 01752 230312 to reserve your place.