"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.
Martin McDonagh's theatre credits include The Beauty Queen of Leenane (the Royal Court), The Cripple of Inishmaan (National/ West End/ Broadway), The Pillowman (National/ Broadway), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (RSC/ Garrick/Broadway) and A Behanding in Spokane (Broadway). For film (as Writer/ Director) credits include Six Shooter (Short), In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths. Martin has been awarded the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), an Olivier Award for Best New Play (The Pillowman), an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film (Six Shooter) and a BAFTA for Best Original Screenplay (In Bruges)."
Matthew Dunster directs the 2015/16 Wyhndam's run, as original cast members and Johnny Flynn reprise their roles.