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.
Don´t worry. I may have my quirks but I´m not an animal. Or am I? One for the courts to discuss.
Martin McDonagh´s Hangmen premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in September 2015. It won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play 2016.