Pierrepoint: The Hangman's Tale
- Kirstin Innes
- 7 August 2008
This article is from 2008.
The story of Albert Pierrepoint, the most prolific chief executioner of the 20th century, has fascinated audiences for years. This stark, sobering, well-written and excellently acted new play, low on production values but strikingly effective as a morality tale, looks behind the bluff self-justification of a man who convinced himself he was merely a mechanism of the judicial system.
Sweet Grassmarket, 0870 241 0136, until 12 Aug, 3.50pm, £8–£8.50 (£7–£7.50).