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6.1 Play: Hangmen

6.1 Play: Hangmen

This year's 6.1 Play will be Martin McDonagh's, Hangmen. Performances will take place on the 8th and 9th March, 7.45pm in the Theatre. To book tickets please follow this link.

McDonagh is well on his way to becoming one of Britain's most highly acclaimed and prolific playwrights, with his most recent work, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, set to sweep the Oscars after winning five Bafta Awards in this year's ceremony.

McDonagh explores his usual theme of violence in Hangmen, but as ever, the subject matter is layered with comedic qualities and rather opinionated locals. This dark yet hilarious play follows the life of Harry, Britain's 'second-best' hangman, the day after hanging was abolished.

 ‘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.

As seating is restricted, you are advised to book a ticket. Ticket holders will be admitted prior to those turning up on the door.

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