The perfect world premiere for true crime fans, Drowning is Jessica Ross’ blistering new play about the Lainz Angels of Death. In 1991, four Austrian nurses were charged with murdering 49 elderly patients in their beds, although estimates now put the death toll nearer to 200. Drowning is directed by Steven Roy and executive produced by Carrie-Anne Moss, star of The Matrix and Jessica Jones.
Austria was left shaken by the enormity of the institutional silence that surrounded this atrocity within a state-run hospital – it was one of the largest serial killings in post-war European history. What started off as ‘mercy killing’ led to a genuine desire by this foursome to play god. It has now been more than ten years since the last of the Angels of Death was released early from prison for good behaviour, aged only 49.
Wednesday 31st July – Monday 26th August (not 13th), 14:30
Running Time: 60 minutes
Tickets are available from www.pleasance.co.uk or 0131 556 6550.
Early Week: £9 (£8)
Midweek: £10 (£9)
Weekend: £11 (£10)
Pleasance Courtyard (Above), 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, Edinburgh County EH8 9TJ
Wed 31 Jul 2019 to Mon 26 Aug 2019