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National Theatre Live


Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 14 May - 13 June 2016

By Martin McDonagh

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.

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.

Captured live on stage from London and screened at Riverside Theatres.

★★★★★ – “The best new play of the year.” – Daily Telegraph

★★★★★ – “Deliriously funny.” – Sunday Times

Monday matinee screening includes tea and biscuits served from 10am

Download a PDF version of the Hangmen cast sheet here: Hangmen Cast Sheet

Download a Word version of the Hangmen cast sheet here: Hangmen Cast Sheet

Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Distributor: Sharmill Films

Dates & Times:
Saturday 14 May 1pm
Sunday 15 May 1pm
Monday 13 June 10:30am – WEEKDAY MATINEE SCREENING


★★★★★ – ” Gripping, funny and dramatically tense.” – Sunday Times

★★★★★ – “Drop-dead hilarious.”  – Independent


The world of Hangmen –
Did you know that hangman Harry Allen always wore a bow tie to executions? Read more about the world of the play in NT Live’s blog post.


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Ticket Prices

Sidekicks Adult $22
Sidekicks Concession $19
Adult $25
Concession $22
F/T Student $15
Child Under 16 $15

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00