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US Premiere of the Royal Court Theatre production of
Written by MARTIN MCDONAGH
Directed by MATTHEW DUNSTER
Linda Gross Theater, 336 West 20th Street
ABOUT THE SHOW:
In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry 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 and the peculiar Mooney lurk with very different motives for their visit.
Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre and subsequent transfer to the West End, Olivier and Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (Atlantic/Broadway’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Cripple of Inishmaan) returns to Atlantic with his first US premiere in 8 years!
“Hangmen is a triumphant return for Martin McDonagh! The sound of a playwright’s reasserting his singular voice is among the most pleasing experiences one can have in the theater, and it isn’t long into Hangmen before you can practically feel the audience grinning as one. McDonagh remains in command of an irrepressible gift.” – The New York Times
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MARK ADDY (Harry) was nominated for an Olivier award for best supporting actor in Collaborators at the National Theatre. Other West End includes: London Assurance, Fram, Wild Oats, The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus, Much Ado About Nothing and The Shaughraun/Bartholomew Fair/Ghetto (National Theatre), Donkeys’ Years (Comedy Theatre). Regional: The Hypocrite (Hull Truck Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company), The Nap (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield), Mail Order Bride (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Passion Killers, April in Paris, The Office Party, Up and Under, Bouncers and Up’N’Under II (Hull Truck Theatre), One Over the Eight (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough), Moll Flanders (York Theatre Royal), Three Sisters (Royal Exchange Manchester). Film: The Full Monty, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Jack Frost alongside Michael Keaton, Down to Earth, The Order and A Knight’s Tale with Heath Ledger. Credits also include Gurinder Chadha’s It’s a Wonderful Afterlife, Barney’s Version with Dustin Hoffman and Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood. Recent film credits include The More You Ignore Me. Television: Mark began his career appearing in award-Winning comedies such as “The Thin Blue Line.” Other credits include U.S. hit series “Still Standing” and Anand Tucker’s critically acclaimed “Red Riding: 1983.” Mark has appeared in HBO’s “Game Of Thrones” alongside Sean Bean. His most recent television credits include “Trollied” for Sky1, BBC’s “Atlantis” and “New Blood” and ITV’s “Jericho.” Recent TV credits include BBC’s “Young Hyacinth.”
OWEN CAMPBELL (Clegg) was last on stage in Playwrights Horizons’ production of Indian Summer. He has been in numerous films and television shows, including As You Are (Special Jury Award, Sundance 2016), as well as “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO) and “The Americans” (FX). He is a founding member of the Zoo City Art Collective.
BILLY CARTER (Charlie). Broadway: A Moon for the Misbegotten with Kevin Spacey (Brooks Atkinson). Off-Broadway: Shining City opposite Matthew Broderick, Port Authority, The Weir (Irish Rep), The 39 Steps (Union Square Theater), and All That Fall with Michael Gambon (59 E 59). West End: I Can’t Sing! (London Palladium), Birdsong (Harold Pinter Theatre), Macbeth (Queens), Eastward Hoe!, The Malcontent, The Island Princess, and The Roman Actor (Gielgud Theatre / Royal Shakespeare Company). Other London: The Revengers Tragedy, Translations (Royal National Theatre), Wig Out!, Bruises (Royal Court), Macbeth (Almeida), My Boy Jack, Observe the Sons of Ulster (Hampstead), Comedians (Lyric Hammersmith), Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Southwark; Best Actor Off-West End Awards), The Soldiers Song, (Theater Royal, East 15), and I’ll Be the Devil (Tricycle / RSC). Regional UK: Aristocrats (Chichester), Dealers Choice (West Yorkshire Theater), Sergeant Musgrave’s Dance (Oxford Stage Company), Kes! (York), and Assassins (Sheffield). Television: “TURN: Washington Spies” (AMC), Thomas Andrews in “Titanic: Blood and Steel” opposite Derek Jacobi (Starz / Amazon), “Sons of Liberty” (History), “I Fought the Law,” “The Gist,” “Holby City,” “Casualty,” “Common As Muck,” “The Fitz,” “Small Island,” “Perfect Day” (BBC), “Murder Investigation Team,” “Primeval,” “Soldier Soldier” (ITV), “Fair City” (RTE). Film: Festival (Film4 / Pathe), Up on the Roof (Granada Films).
MAXWELL CAULFIELD (Albert) began his acting career in the summer of 1978 at the present day New York Theatre Workshop. He next earned a Theatre World Award for British import Class Enemy, which was shortly followed by the title role in the celebrated revival of Entertaining Mr. Sloane at Cherry Lane. He starred in Grease 2 opposite a then-unknown Michelle Pfeiffer, then Salonika at the Public, starring Jessica Tandy, followed by time ABC’s “The Colbys” as Charlton Heston’s wayward son. Among his cult film roles: The Boys Next Door, Empire Records, and Tom Di Cillo’s satire The Real Blonde, in which Maxwell portrayed the narcissistic soap opera actor and part-time waiter Bob. He has worked for both The New Group in My Night with Reg as well as MTC in Charles Busch’s Our Leading Lady. On Broadway he appeared in the Tony-winning production of An Inspector Calls and had a brief engagement as Billy Flynn in Chicago after a highly successful run in the West End production. Of late he has toured the UK in major productions of Guys and Dolls, Singin’ in the Rain, and Bedroom Farce with his wife of over three decades Juliet Mills, whom he first met when director Jack Hofsiss cast them together in his much-lauded production of The Elephant Man.
JOHNNY FLYNN (Mooney) is an actor, composer and songwriter. Johnny has worked extensively across film, television and theatre, and is currently shooting a lead role in ITV’s upcoming adaption of Vanity Fair. He most recently starred in “Genius” (National Geographic) as the young Albert Einstein to Geoffrey Rush’s older. Johnny plays leading role Dylan in “Lovesick,” the first two series of which are currently streaming on Netflix with a third on the way. Further television credits include “Brotherhood” (Big Talk / Comedy Central), “The Nightmare World of HG Wells” (Clerkenwell Films) and “Detectorists” (Channel X / BBC4). Johnny’s most recently played the protagonist, Pascal, in feature film Beast, which received critical acclaim at the Toronto Film Festival this year, previous to its premiere at the London Film Festival. He has also starred in Love Is Thicker than Water, Clouds of Sils Maria opposite Kristin Stewart and Chloe Moretz, and Song One with Anne Hathaway. Johnny was nominated for ‘London Newcomer of the Year’ at the What’s On Stage Awards (2012) for his performance in The Heretic (Royal Court) and went on to gain his first Olivier Award nomination for Jerusalem (West End) that year. Further credits include The Low Road (Royal Court) and Richard III / Twelfth Night (Globe / West End). Johnny’s most recent theatre appearance was in Martin McDonagh’s hit Hangmen, originating at the Royal Court and later transferring to the West End. He is thrilled to be reprising his role of Mooney at Atlantic. He has released five albums to date with his band Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit, the most recent being Sillion (2017).
GABY FRENCH (Shirley) graduated last year from the acclaimed British acting school ALRA, winning the coveted Laurence Olivier Bursary Award during her time there. Before graduating, Gaby won a leading role in the new play Scarlett, which premiered at Hampstead Theatre in London prior to a run at Theatre Clwyd. She also appeared in Valhalla by Paul Murphy and directed by Jo McInnes at Theatre 503, a venue that specializes in ground-breaking plays, and gives a home to new writers.
GILLES GEARY (Hennessy) recently graduated from the Juilliard School of Drama this past year. Upon graduation, he was cast in “The Path” for Hulu, and starred in both Jacqueline Dow’s Little Hope and Chloe Aktas’ Cuddle Party. He is thrilled to be working on a Martin McDonaugh piece with Matthew Dunster and Atlantic Theater. Previous credits include: “Bad Education” (BBC), “Spirit Warriors” (BBC).
RICHARD HOLLIS (Bill). Broadway: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Off-Broadway: Muswell Hill (Barrow Group). Regional: Taking Steps (Barrington Stage), Bedroom Farce (Huntington), Twelfth Night (Centerstage), Stones in his Pockets (Hudson Stage), Hit-Lit (Queens Theatre), Present Laughter (Two River), The Illusion (Triad Stage), Sisters Rosensweig (Capital Rep), Romeo and Juliet, The Real Thing, Amadeus (Northern Stage). National Theatre, London: Coast of Utopia, His Girl Friday, Tartuffe, The Wonders of Sex and The Country Doctor. Other London Theatre includes Diana of Dobsons, The Skin Game, The Years Between and Factors Unforeseen (Orange Tree Theatre), Torn (Arcola), and State of Innocence (Theatre 503). Film and television includes Dark Shadows, Believe, and the original BBC series of “The Office,” as well as “Waking the Dead,” “Eastenders,” “Shakespeare’s Happy Endings,” and “Silent Witness.”
JOHN HORTON (Arthur). Broadway: Anything Goes, A Touch of the Poet, Noises Off, Kiss Me Kate, Moby Dick, Photo Finish, Otherwise Engaged, Spokesong, Bedroom Farce, Amadeus, The Homecoming, London Assurance, Golden Child, and Lettice and Lovage (National Tour). Off-Broadway: Allegro and Damn Yankees (Encores!); The Language Archive; Engaged; The Rear Column; Close of Play. Regional: Quartermaine’s Terms (Williamstown); Trying (Walnut St. Philadelphia); Heartbreak House (BTF); Racing Demon (Guthrie); The Circle (Westport). Film: The Shawshank Redemption, Thinner, Donnie Brasco. TV: “Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” “The Good Wife,” “Person of Interest,” “Madam Secretary,” “Elementary.” As narrator in concert and recordings with Igor Stravinsky, Glenn Gould, and the Juilliard String Quartet.
DAVID LANSBURY (Fry). Broadway credits include: War Horse, Hedda Gabler, Major Barbara, The Heidi Chronicles. Off Broadway credits include: Pride’s Crossing, Hapgood (Lincoln Center), Groundswell, Comedians (The New Group), The Hairy Ape, Defender of the Faith, Banished Children of Eve (The Irish Repertory Theatre). Regional and other credits include: Henry IV, parts 1 and 2, Cymbeline (The Old Globe), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Doll’s House (Williamstown), The Glass Menagerie (Young Vic, UK), Jane Eyre and Julius Caesar (Birmingham Repertory, UK). Films include: Michael Clayton, Valley Inn, Broadway’s Finest, Macbeth in Manhattan, Scent of a Woman, Gas Food and Lodging, From Other Worlds, Stranger in the Kingdom and Gorillas in the Mist. Television: “Fringe,” “Sex in the City,” “Oz,” “Law and Order,” and “Truman.” David trained at Circle in the Square (NY), and The Royal Central School Of Speech and Drama (UK). He is a member of The Actor’s Center.
SALLY ROGERS (Alice). Born in Cheshire and trained in London. New York theatre: Blue Heart (BAM/Out of Joint). London theatre: most recently The Good Canary directed by John Malkovich at the Rose Theatre; Hangmen (Royal Court, Wyndham’s); The People are Friendly, Uganda, Killing the Cat, Our Country’s Good (all Royal Court); Children’s Children (Almeida); The Duchess of Malfi, Billy Liar, Murmuring Judges, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Black Snow (all National Theatre); Rita Sue and Bob Too, A State Affair, Some Explicit Polaroids, Blue Heart (all Out of Joint). Other UK theatre: Blithe Spirit, Oliver Twist (Bristol Old Vic) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chester). Film and television credits include: “Cold Feet,” “Siblings,” “The Syndicate,” “Little Britain,” “Messiah,” “Pepys,” “The Lakes,” “Murphy’s Law,” “Playing the Field,” “Out of Hours,” “The Bill,” and “A Touch of Frost.”
REECE SHEARSMITH (Syd). Theatre credits include The Dresser (Duke of York’s), Hangmen (Royal Court), Absent Friends (Harold Pinter), Betty Blue Eyes (Novello), Ghost Stories (Duke of York’s), Comedians (Lyric Hammersmith), The Common Pursuit (Menier Chocolate Factory), The Producers (Theatre Royal), As You Like It (Wyndams), Art (Whitehall), and A Local Show for Local People (Tour). Reece’s television credits include “Inside Number 9” (Series 1, 2 & 3), “Galavant,” “Doctor Who,” “Stag,” “Hunderby,” Peter Kay’s “Car Share,” “Mid-Morning Matters with Alan Partridge,” “Chasing Shadows,” “The Widower,” “An Adventure in Space and Time,” “The Hollow Crown” (Henry IV, Part 2), “Bad Sugar,” “Psychoville,” “Eric & Ernie,” “The Bear” (Chekhov Shorts), “The First Men in the Moon,” “Coming Up,” “New Tricks,” “Christmas at the Riviera,” “Ladies and Gentlemen,” “Marple: Ordeal by Innocence,” “The Abbey,” “Max & Paddy’s Road to Nowhere,” “Catterick,” “Tic,” The League of Gentlemen,” “Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased),” and “Spaced.” Film credits include High Rise, A Field in England, The World’s End, Burke & Hare, The Cottage, The League of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse, Shaun of the Dead, and Birthday Girl. Awards include: Royal Television Society Award for Comedy Performance (“Inside Number 9”); British Comedy Awards for Best TV Comedy Drama and Best New TV Comedy (“Psychoville”); South Bank Show Award for Best Comedy, NME Award for Best Television Programme, BAFTA Award for Best Comedy, Golden Rose of Montreux, RTS Award for Best Entertainment, and Perrier Award (“The League of Gentlemen”); and Sony Silver Award (“On the Town with The League of Gentlemen”).
MARTIN MCDONAGH (Playwright) is an award winning writer/director. His latest film is Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri. Plays: The Beauty Queen of Leenane; A Skull in Connemara; The Lonesome West; The Lieutenant of Inishmore; The Cripple of Inishmaan; The Pillowman; A Behanding in Spokane; Hangmen. Screenplays: Barney Nenagh’s Shotgun Circus; Suicide on Sixth Street. As writer/director: Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri; Seven Psychopaths; In Bruges; Six Shooter (short film).
MATTHEW DUNSTER (Director) is an Olivier-nominated director, playwright and actor, and Associate Director at Shakespeare’s Globe. His directing credits include: The Secret Theatre, Much Ado About Nothing, Imogen, The Frontline, Troilus and Cressida, Dr Faustus and The Lightning Child (Shakespeare’s Globe), Hangmen (Wyndham’s Theatre & Royal Court), Liberian Girl (Royal Court), The Seagull, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Open Air Regent’s Park), Love’s Sacrifice (RSC), The Love Girl & the Innocent, You Can Still Make a Killing (Southwark Playhouse), Mametz (National Theatre Wales), Before the Party (Almeida), A Sacred Flame (English Touring), Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Royal Exchange Manchester), Mogadishu (Royal Exchange Manchester and Lyric Hammersmith), The Most Incredible Thing (Sadler’s Wells), and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Royal & Derngate, Northampton). As a writer his credits include: Children’s Children (Almeida), You Can See the Hills (Royal Exchange Manchester/Young Vic), A Tale of Two Cities (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) and his re-imagining of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Most Incredible Thing (Sadler’s Wells).