It’s 1965, and the death penalty has just been abolished in the U.K. In a small town in northern England, everyone wants to know what Harry, the second-best hangman in the country, has to say about it. As the news breaks, Harry’s pub is overrun with a motley crew of sycophants and a cub reporter hungry for a quote…until attentions turn to Mooney, a smiley, inscrutable visitor with mysterious motives. From Martin McDonagh — award-winning playwright (The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Pillowman) and screenwriter (The Banshees of Inisherin, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) — this dark comedy-mystery is a criminally fun and macabre delight!
“A delectably dark comedy about injustice, revenge and man’s instinct for violence, state-sanctioned or otherwise.”
“Brilliant and electrifyingly satisfying. McDonagh’s command of language and pace is as mischievous as it is virtuosic. It is both quietly devastating and revealingly absurd.” Daily Beast