Film Series : National Theatre Live


2016, Matthew Dunster, UK, min.

Show Times

  • Sun, May 8th 2:00pm

"Savagely funny with hints of farce to sweeten the menace … a vicious, funny play, stained with nicotine and nihilism." – David Calhoun, Time Out London

"Hilarious … the best new play of the year." – Ben Lawrence, The Telegraph

Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh ("The Pillowman," "The Cripple of Inishmaan," IN BRUGES) returns to London’s West End with Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production of his deeply funny new play. In his small pub in the northern English town of 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? Among the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd and the peculiar Mooney lurk with very different motives. DCP digital. (Description courtesy of NT Live)

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