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Gripping, funny and dramatically tense. [Five out of five stars.]
--Sunday Times
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Hangmen

The Royal Court Theatre's acclaimed West End production.

Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (
The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, In Bruges) returns to the West End with Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production of his deeply funny new play Hangmen, available in cinemas from National Theatre Live.

In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry (David Morrissey,
The Walking Dead, State of Play) 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 pub regulars dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd (Andy Nyman,
Peaky Blinders, Death at a Funeral) and the peculiar Mooney (Johnny Flynn, Clouds of Sils Maria) lurk with very different motives for their visit.

Writer ~ Martin McDonagh
Director ~ Matthew Dunster
Set and Costume Designer ~ Anna Fleischle
Lighting Designer ~Joshua Carr
Sound Designer ~ Ian Dickinson

Played at

Ahrya Fine Arts, 6.20.16 - 6.21.16
Town Center 5, 6.20.16 - 6.21.16
Playhouse 7, 6.20.16 - 6.21.16
Claremont 5, 6.20.16 - 6.21.16
Monica Film Center, 6.20.16 - 6.21.16
Rated NR
Runtime: 160 min
Language: English
Cast: Albert ~ John Hodgkinson, Alice ~ Sally Rogers, Arthur ~ Simon Rouse, Bill ~ Tony Hirst, Charlie ~ Ryan Pope, Clegg ~ James Dryden, Guard ~ Mark Rose, Harry ~ David Morrissey, Hennessy ~Josef Davies, Insprector Fry ~ Craig Parkinson, Mooney ~ Johnny Flynn, Shirley ~ Bronwyn James, Syd ~Andy Nyman
FEATURED REVIEW: Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia)
The brilliant National Theatre Live series — featuring immaculately filmed versions of the best new stage shows on London’s West End — just keeps going from strength to strength in Australian cinemas. Hangmen READ REVIEW