ADC Theatre
Tue 2 - Sat 6 July
Combined Actors of Cambridge


Martin McDonagh

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

"I'm just as good as bl**dy Pierrepoint."

So says Harry Wade, the second-best hangman in England. But in his small pub in Oldham, where he is something of a local celebrity, what's he to do now they've abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and sycophantic pub regulars, dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, a peculiar stranger lurks, with a very different motive for his visit.

"Don't worry. I may have my quirks but I'm not an animal. Or am I? One for the courts to discuss."

Winner of the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Play.

This amateur production of “Hangmen” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

This production is suitable for ages 16 and over.


Tue 2 July at 7:45pm
Wed 3 July at 7:45pm
Thu 4 July at 7:45pm
Fri 5 July at 7:45pm
Sat 6 July at 2:30pm
Sat 6 July at 7:45pm


ADC Theatre


TUE-THU £11.50-£15, FRI-SAT £13.50-£17

death; depictions of hanging; scenes of violence

The ADC Theatre is Britain's oldest University playhouse, today administered and maintained by the University of Cambridge. Plays have been presented on the site since 1855, when the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC) was founded, and the society met and performed in the back room of the Hoop Inn, which stood almost exactly where the ADC Theatre stands today.  Today, the ADC Theatre is the centre of University drama in Cambridge, run almost entirely by students with no Faculty involvement. 


When you arrive at the ADC Theatre, there are power assisted doors to the Box Office. In the foyer there is a lift which leads up to the bar and auditorium. The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor across the foyer. Further information can be found here.

If you are booking a wheelchair seat in the ADC auditorium for the first time, please call the Box Office on 01223 300085 or email We will then alter the permissions of your ADC account so that you can access the wheelchair seats on our website when you book in the future. 

Complimentary tickets are available for full-time carers.

The ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom is fitted with an infra-red audio system designed to help deaf and hard of hearing patrons. If you are using the system for the first time, please arrive early and seek advice from our Front of House team.

Assistance dogs are welcome in both of our venues. Please call the Box Office or email the above address when booking to ensure you are seated appropriately.

The Park Street car park, which is typically used by customers of the ADC Theatre, is closed until August 2024. We recommend that you park in the Grand Arcade car park (10 minute walk) or the Castle Hill car park (15 minute walk). Parking in City Council car parks is free after 6pm. You can find out more information here.


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