Hangmen

by Martin McDonagh

Hangmen

8-16 November 2019

Performances at 7.45pm, doors open at 7.15pm

 

"I'm just as good as bloody Pierrepoint."

In his small pub in Oldham, Harry Wade is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and sycophantic pub regulars, dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, a peculiar stranger lurks, with a very different motive for his visit.

A brilliant black comedy set in 60’s Lancashire – Hangmen is fast-paced, side- splittingly funny and with a gripping tension that is relentless until the end.

2016 Olivier Award - Best New Play

2015 Critics' Circle Award - Best New Play

Reviews

We were totally enthralled… The Whitley Pump

With faultless direction and impressive performances all round, Hangmen makes for perfect viewing if you relish a bit of dark humour. The Henley Standard

Cast

  • Harry - Anthony Travis
  • Alice - Emma Sterry
  • Shirley - Sophie Maybury
  • Syd - Adam Wells
  • Mooney - Owen Goode
  • Hennessy/Clegg - Ruaridh Aldington
  • Bill - Peter Knightley
  • Charlie - John Goodman
  • Arthur - Chris Pett
  • Doctor/Pierrepoint - Mark Taylor
  • Governor/Inspector Fry - Peter Chamberlain

Directed by Steph Dewar

Hangmen