Hangmen

by Martin McDonaghdirected by Spike Marshall
Wednesday 26th February – Saturday 1st March 2025
The Carriageworks Main Space
  • Wednesday 26th February 2025 • 7.00pm
  • Thursday 27th February 2025 • 7.00pm
  • Friday 28th February 2025 • 7.00pm
  • Saturday 1st March 2025 • 2.00pm

In 1965, Harry Wade rules over his pub like a king, asserting his authority over his motley crew of regulars. Harry enjoys his reputation as one of the best Hangmen in England, and his customers overlook his shortcomings as a landlord to sup a pint poured by an executioner. He’s a local hero, but appetite for executions is waning in Great Britain.

As Parliament rules to suspend executions, Harry grapples with an identity crisis. With his notorious side gig coming to a short and sharp stop, what else can he offer besides poorly pulled pints and indifferent regulars?

When an inquisitive journalist appears on the scene, Harry sees a chance to redefine his legacy beyond being known as the hangman you’d call when Pierrepoint was unavailable.

But will talking to the newspapers solidify his reputation or open old wounds?

Especially when a mysterious individual lurking around the pub seems to possess unsettling information about past crimes and a keen interest in Harry’s daughter.

Hangmen, a captivating dark comedy by Martin McDonagh, promises uproarious laughter and a thrilling story. Taut with tension, brimming with jokes at breakneck speed, and with twists that will make your jaw drop, Hangmen is not be missed.

Get involved

Leeds Arts Centre will be performing Hangmen in February – March 2025. Currently the production is still at the planning stage, but we’ll be putting more information up on this page as soon as we can.

If you would be interested in being involved – either on or off stage – then please contact us for more information.

Booking tickets

Tickets for Hangmen are not currently on sale, but will be available to purchase through the Carriageworks Box Office nearer to the production dates. Keep an eye on this site, or at www.carriageworkstheatre.co.uk, for details of availability.