Henry Hemming – Four Shots in the Night

Tickets £11/£9




Henry Hemming presents his account of the brutal killing of Frank Heggarty, highlighting the bravery of the men crucial in ending the Troubles in Northern Ireland, and the determination of one detective in his dogged search for the truth. Relying on archival research, interviews, and the findings of a new complete police investigation, the questions Four Shots in the Night tackles: how did the Troubles really come to an end? Was it a feat of diplomatic negotiation, as we’ve been told–or did spies play the decisive role? And how far can, or should, a spy go, for the good of his country?

In this unique event the audience will take on the role of the detective. Together with Hemming you will work out who was behind this murder, and why it matters.



‘A truly page-turning, compulsive and also profoundly moving narrative. Superb.’ – James Holland

‘Gripping, urgent, superbly reported and brilliantly written.’ – Dan Jones


Booking Information

  • Priority Booking for Festival Friends opens at 08.00 on Friday 1st of March. Tickets go on general sale from Monday 4th March.
  • Hearing loops are available for Theatre and Library events. Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. In all cases, please call the Box Office on 01434 652477 to book or email: boxoffice@queenshall.co.uk.
  • Tickets cannot be refunded but can be exchanged for other Book Festival events.


Theatre, Queen's Hall Arts Centre
Theatre, Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS


02 May 2024


8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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