Set in the seamy watering holes of Earls Court and a rain-swept Brighton on the cusp of World War II, Hangover Square is widely regarded as Patrick Hamilton’s masterpiece, here we present a film set for an imaginary screen version of this bleak hymn to obsessive desire.
Two interiors, inextricably linked, form the heart of the exhibition: in the South Gallery a smart Brighton hotel room; in the north, a seedy London flat where the climactic crime scene is reimagined. Offering connections and clues to the rest of this darkly comic novel, the exhibition also allows the viewer to weave their own narratives upon the empty rooms.
If you are looking to fly from Dickens to Amis with just one over night stop then Hamilton is your man.” Nick Hornby
“A masterly novel…you can almost smell the gin.” Keith Waterhouse
“One of the most widely admired novelists of his generation.” J B Priestley
“A marvellous novelist.” Nobel prize-winner Doris Lessing
Hangover Square has involved around 400 students from City College and the University of Brighton, guided by industry professionals, set-designer Anna Deamer and Consultant Construction Manager Steve Deane, the Supervising Carpenter on TV hit Downton Abbey.