Hangmen at Wyndham’s Theatre until 5th March next year, is a refreshingly original and flawlessly executed play. It is set in 1965, just after the abolition of capital punishment in Britain. The play’s protagonist, Harry, finds himself out of his job as a hangman – and what’s a hangman to do when hanging is abolished? In this production, highly strung moments are balanced perfectly with a lot of on-edge comedy, none of which are too tongue-in-cheek or at all ropey (unlike these puns).
My full review can be read here: