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Hangmen

Martin McDonagh

Full Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  2f, 12m, 2m or f

I'm just as good as bloody Pierrepoint.

In his small pub in Oldham, Harry 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.

Don't worry. I may have my quirks but I'm not an animal. Or am I? One for the courts to discuss.

Martin McDonagh's Hangmen premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in September 2015.
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    2f, 12m, 2m or f
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    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Accolades
Accolades
  • 2016 Olivier Award - Best New Play

    2015 Critics' Circle Award - Best New Play

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I'm just as good as bloody Pierrepoint.

In his small pub in Oldham, Harry 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.

Don't worry. I may have my quirks but I'm not an animal. Or am I? One for the courts to discuss.

Martin McDonagh's Hangmen premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in September 2015.

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  • Time Period: 1960s
  • Additional Features: Special Effects
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

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2f, 12m, 2m or f
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“Gripping, funny and dramatically tense, Hangmen is a thoroughly great play…riveting from start to finish. Almost every line is laugh-out-loud funny, every moment filled with dramatic tension.” —The Sunday Times

"A flawless treat." - The Independent

“…pitch-perfect… this look back in sharp-eyed wonder at the grimmer side of the swinging Sixties doesn’t loosen its grip from start to finish. It’s perhaps the most line-by-line funny play London has seen in years." - The Daily Telegraph


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