By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Andrew Cross
“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.
This very black comedy is the most recent play by acclaimed Irish playwright Martin McDonagh – writer of plays such as “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” and “The Skulls of Connemara” and, feature films such as “In Bruges”, “Seven Psychopaths” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”.
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Michael Coveney, What's On Stage
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Susannah Clapp, The Observer
Warning: This play is a comedy but there are depictions of hangings which may be confronting. There are also themes typical of the 1960s setting that some may find disturbing or culturally inappropriate.
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