The Royal Court Theatre's acclaimed production.

Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, In Bruges) returns to the West End with Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production of his deeply funny new play Hangmen, broadcast live to cinemas by National Theatre Live.

In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry (David Morrissey – The Walking Dead, State of Play) 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 pub regulars dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd (Andy Nyman – Peaky Blinders, Death at a Funeral) and the peculiar Mooney (Johnny Flynn – Clouds of Sils Maria) lurk with very different motives for their visit.

This title is 'as live' and includes an NT Live trailer, Presenter Introduction, Documentary and on screen interval. 

Running times:

NT Live Story trailer: 00:00:00 - 00:01:40

Presenter Introduction: 00:01:40 - 00:03:08

Documentary: 00:03:08 - 00:06:10

Act 1: 00:11:01 - 01:13:30                                                                           

Interval (house lights up):  01:13:30 - 01:34:11

Act 2  (house lights down): 01:34:11 - 02:35:11

Credit Offset (house lights up):  02:35:11 – 02:39:01


Interval: There is an interval at 1h34m08s 

Audience guidance: Strong language, scenes of hanging

Special terms: This title is not available to screening venues that have an existing licence to exhibit National Theatre Live.

Duration: 2 hours, 33 minutes, and 17 seconds
Produced by: National Theatre Live



2hrs 33m 17s

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