David Morrissey stars in Hangmen screened live from London in Gainsborough

New comedy Hangmen is being shown live from London at Gainsborough's Trinity Arts Centre next week. Picture: Helen Maybanks
New comedy Hangmen is being shown live from London at Gainsborough's Trinity Arts Centre next week. Picture: Helen Maybanks

David Morrissey stars in the latest offering from the National Theatre Live series with Martin McDonagh’s new play Hangmen screened lived from London at Trinity Arts Centre in Gainsborough.

Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award winner McDonagh returns to the West End with Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production of his deeply funny new play Hangmen.

In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry (Morrissey) 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 cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd (Andy Nyman) and the peculiar Mooney (Johnny Flynn) lurk with very different motives for their visit.

David Morrissey is one of Britain’s most popular actors with TV credits including The Waling Dead and State of Play to his name,

Andy Nyman is best known for his roles in the TV drama hit Peaky Blinders and Death at a Funeral, while Johnny Flynn’s best known work is in Clouds of Sils Maria.

Martin McDonagh is best known for The Leenane Trilogy and The Aran Islands Trilogy of plays.

He won an Oscar in 2005 for his short film Six Shooter.

The screening is on Thursday, March 3 at 7pm.

Tickets are £12 and £10 on 01427 676655 or www.trinityarts.co.uk