HANGMEN photos released ahead of tonight’s opening

Following a sell out run at the Royal Court TheatreMatthew Dunster’s award-winning production of Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen will transfer to the West End for a strictly limited season. Now in previews, the production will have a press night on 7 December at Wyndham’s Theatre.

After a decade-long absence from the London stage, McDonagh returned to the Royal Court Theatre with Hangmen in September 2015 to critical and public acclaim. The full West End cast includes: Josef Davies, James Dryden, Johnny Flynn, Tony Hirst, John Hodgkinson, Bronwyn James, David Morrissey, Andy Nyman, Craig Parkinson, Ryan Pope, Sally Rogers, Mark Rose and Simon Rouse.

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.

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Photos: Helen Maybanks