David Morrissey, Reece Shearsmith and cast rehearse Hangmen
Matthew Dunster's production opens at the Royal Court next week
Directed by Matthew Dunster, the play centres on the "second-best hangman in England" in the wake of the 1964 outlawing of capital punishment.
Morrissey will play the hangman, and Shearsmith his assistant.
Hangmen runs at the Royal Court from 18 September to 10 October.