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  • Playwright

    Martin McDonagh 

  • Synopsis

    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.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Hennessy Josef Davies
Arthur Simon Rouse
Alice Sally Rogers
Charlie Ryan Pope
Harry David Morrissey
Shirley Bronwyn James
Inspector Fry Ralph Ineson
Pierrepoint John Hodgkinson
Bill Graeme Hawley
Mooney John Flynn (2)
Clegg James Dryden
Syd Reece Shearsmith
Production Team  
Director Matthew Dunster
Designer Anna Fleischle
Lighting Designer Joshua Carr
Sound Designer Ian Dickinson

Published Scripts

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the Royal Court Theatre's website.