Hangmen at Wyndham's Theatre tickets
Hangmen at Wyndham's Theatre tickets

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Overview

Critically acclaimed playwright Martin McDonagh explores the nature of violence in his darkly comic exploration of the abolition of hanging in Hangmen. Following a hugely successful first run at the Royal Court, this atmospheric and electrifying play arrives on the stage of the Wyndham’s Theatre in winter 2015.
Hangmen immerses audiences in the atmosphere of another age, in which discrimination abounds and violence is lurking just below the surface. Harry used to be the second-best hangman in England, and the regulars at his pub in Oldham are clamouring to hear his reaction to the news that his former trade is no longer legal. In the midst of the excitement, Harry notices a visitor from London who has a mysterious motive for turning up at the pub unannounced.
McDonagh was awarded the Critics Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright in 1996, and Hangmen is the latest in a long line of his critically acclaimed works. Most recently, Daniel Radcliffe starred in the sold-out revival of The Cripple of Inishmaan which later transferred to Broadway. His other works for the stage include The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Lieutenant of Inishmore and The Pillowman. Equally successful with his work in film, McDonagh was awarded the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for Six Shooter, as well as multiple award wins and nominations for the black comedy In Bruges.
David Morrissey and Johnny Flynn reprise their leading roles for the transfer to the Wyndham’s Theatre. Morrissey’s prolific acting career includes countless roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre as well as roles in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, The Other Boleyn Girl and Nowhere Boy. Flynn is a musician, composer and actor whose previous work includes Jerusalem opposite Mark Rylance at the Royal Court and roles with Propeller’s all-male Shakespeare troupe.

Recommended for

Fans of well-crafted, complex theatre will love McDonagh’s work – if you have seen any of his other plays you will not want to miss this one! This play has been hailed as the new Jerusalem so is set to be a modern classic.

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Dates and times

Running time: 2hrs 30mins
Opened: 01 Dec 2015
Press night: 30 Nov -0001
Booking from: 05 Mar 2016
Booking until: 05 Mar 2016

Location and map

Wyndham's Theatre
Charing Cross Rd
London, WC2H 0DA

18 Reviews Add review

Not something I would normally pick to see, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and I was definitely glad I ended up watching it. The hum... More

Chen 5"6, 41 reviews, 2 helpful votes

The show itself was very dark humour which can always divide audiences. I found some parts slightly uncomfortable to watch until t... More

RichardBayton 6"2, 106 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Excellent play - comedy thriller

dawnbsp 4ft 11, 270 reviews, 2 helpful votes

A very witty script with some excellent acting, particularly from the younger members of the cast. Very interesting to find out a ... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 145 reviews, 5 helpful votes

Martin McDonagh is a genius. His writing is amazing and this was executed perfectly by cast. Staging simplistic, bar on stage and ... More

woodkendi 32 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Having greatly enjoyed 'In Bruges' I was expecting more of the same. Unfortunately, the story only got going in the second act. Th... More

loz123 6", 33 reviews, 19 helpful votes

I decided to see Hangmen after reading all the rave reviews when it was at the Royal Court Theatre. I was quite disappointed that ... More

jordnich 7 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A super enjoyable play!

broadwaylover99 15 reviews, 5 helpful votes

Fantastic play! Really funny which was a little disconcerting at times given the subject matter. Well worth seeing & would highly ... More

pequena65 1 review, 0 helpful votes