Savour a delightfully humorous exploration of humanity’s inherent desire for revenge and violence in this brilliant black comedy by Academy Award-winning playwright Martin McDonagh!
Why You Should Watch Hangmen
Set in Oldham, England in the year 1965, Hangmen follows the tragic tale of Harry Wade. As the second-best executioner in town, Harry is often plagued by professional jealousy and a bloated sense of self-importance. He also owns a pub in the same town with his daughter, Shirley, and wife, Alice. After England abolishes capital punishment altogether, his life is turned upside down. Strangers begin filing into Harry’s pub with questions about his old profession. When a man named Mooney begins to provoke Harry by visiting his bar and flirting with his daughter, the professional hangman must decide what must be done with the despicable stranger.
First presented at London’s Royal Court Theatre in September 2015, Hangmen is a true masterpiece that went on to win innumerable awards including the Olivier Award, Evening Standard Theatre Awards, and the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards. Academy Award and BAFTA Award-winning writer Martin McDonagh ingeniously tells a sharply humorous tale about the darker side of human ambition. The 2020 production is expertly directed by Olivier Award nominee Matthew Dunster.
Adult Audiences | Lovers of Dark Comedies | Fans of Matthew McDonagh
“The very definition of gallows humour” – The Hollywood Reporter
“A criminally enjoyable ‘Hangmen’ from Martin McDonagh” – The New York Times
Know Before You Go
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The show is recommended for viewers above the age of 14
Children under 4 are not allowed inside the theatre
Assistive Hearing System
Golden Theatre has a seating capacity of 787
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly
Strict Cancellation Policy
This ticket cannot be cancelled or refunded.
Your e-tickets need to be exchanged for physical tickets with our uniformed Headout hosts outside the theatre.