Hangmen (16+)

Martin McDonagh
a black comedy
Director Vital Kraŭčanka
Set design Barys Hierłavan
Costumes Valancina Praŭdzina
Musical design Pavieł Zacharanka
Lighting design Mikałaj Surkoŭ
Premiere – January 15, 2019
Duration – 145 min
1965, Northern England. Each night Harry Wade, a hangman and a local celebrity, serves beer to the frequenters of his small pub. He has never been the best hangmen in the United Kingdom, but number two sounds fine as well, all the more as he does not really need to be number one to think he is better than everybody else. How will his life change now, though, after the capital punishment has been abolished? It may be a good opportunity to start living a quiet life of an ordinary pub owner. However, what if miscarriages of justice start reminding about themselves, his teen daughter disappears, and a menacing visitor hints unambiguously that he knows about her disappearance more than he should?

The plot, based on real events, twists and curls in the best traditions of black comedy when there is but a step from gallows humor to the gallows itself.

The play is performed in Belarusian. Simultaneous English or Russian translation may also be available at the performances marked with the special sign in the bill. Please, check in advance if translation is provided at the show you would like to visit and the language of translation available at the show.