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Hangmen - Reading

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HANGMEN by Martin McDonagh

Director:   Dane Hardie

Reading:              Sunday 12th May 2024, 6.00 pm, Foyer

Auditions:           Sunday 19th May 2024, 6.00 pm, Coward/Yardley

Performances:  Tuesday 24th – Saturday 28th September 2024 (Auditorium)


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 abolish 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.

A pitch-black Olivier Award-winning comedy from the master of darkness, Martin McDonagh, the multi-award-winning writer of plays The Pillowman, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, and The Lieutenant of Innishmore, and the films The Banshees of Inisherin, In Bruges, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

“A sly throat-gripping mystery” The New York Times

"Tremendous, terrifying" The Observer


Play readings are not just for prospective actors, but for anyone who would like to join in reading the play – or just listen to it being read.  The readings are informal social occasions when the bar is open - we enjoy meeting new people and welcoming them to our club.  There is no obligation to audition for the play or even to read – and there’s no need to book, just turn up!

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