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 local 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…

This major new production comes hot off the heels of the release of McDonagh’s new award-winning feature film, The Banshees of Inisherin. The creative team is led by director Andrew Flynn who has a long association with McDonagh’s work. This darkly comic tale follows the success of recent Gaiety Productions including The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Lieutenant of Inishmore and The Lonesome West.

Cast: Olivia Byrne,Denis Conway, Jonice Elmore, Peter Gowen, Joe Hanley, Gary Lydon, Anthony Morris,Robbie O’Connor, Stephen O’Leary, Aisling O Sullivan, Daniel Reardan, Killian Scott,

This production contains strong depictions of violence. Recommended for ages 14+

Duration 2 hours & 30 min including interval


Tue - Sat 11 - 15 Apr 2023


Black Box Theatre
The Black Box Theatre, Dyke Road, Terryland, Galway, Ireland

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