Barn Theatre Club presents
Duration: 2hr 30mins approximately (including one interval.)
Perhaps the most line-by-line funny play seen in years.
‘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.
Edgy and thought-provoking black comedy from the author of The Pillowman and The Lieutenant of Inishmore. As the noose is abolished in 1960s England, the country’s second-best hangman, now running a neighbourhood pub, reflects on his life and profession with both regulars and a mysterious stranger.
Hangmen premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in London in September 2015 and transferred to Wyndham’s Theatre, London in December that year. It received the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Play.
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