NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS’ PICK!
“Martin McDonagh reclaims his mantle as the great deceiver of contemporary theater with Hangmen, a sly throat-gripping mystery directed with gleaming precision and grinning relish by Matthew Dunster. McDonagh works his double-edged, sinister magic on a stage, making breathless, alarmed and deeply satisfied dupes of us all.”
— Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“Hangmen is the best new play in New York City… What a coup for the Atlantic Theater Company. Brilliant and electrifyingly satisfying. McDonagh’s command of language and pace is as mischievous as it is virtuosic. It is both quietly devastating and revealingly absurd.”
— Tim Teeman, Daily Beast
“Another knockout production! McDonagh and his wonderful cast of oddball characters are in a special class all to themselves.”
— Roma Torre, NY 1
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the US Premiere of the Royal Court Theatre production of
Written by MARTIN MCDONAGH
Directed by MATTHEW DUNSTER
Linda Gross Theater, 336 West 20th Street
Run time: 2 hours and 15 minutes with 1 brief intermission
FINAL EXTENSION ANNOUNCED! Now playing through March 25 only.
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!
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Video: Sound Design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph
Photos by Ahron R. Foster | Pictured: Mark Addy, Johnny Flynn, David Lansbury, Gilles Geary, Billy Carter, Richard Hollis, John Horton, Owen Campbell, Reece Shearsmith, Gaby French, Sally Rogers.
“Delectably dark! The dialogue crackles, the running jokes are devilishly good and the characters are incisively drawn, providing choice fodder for an electric ensemble.”
— David Ronney, The Hollywood Reporter
“Sly and morbidly funny! Nastily good.”
— Sara Holdren, New York Magazine
“The morbid wit of McDonagh remains corrosively funny on stage. Seditiously funny!”
— Marilyn Stasio, Variety
“With a stellar cast, McDonagh’s new play astonishes! Old fashion, engrossing and extremely entertaining, Hangmen is unquestionably one of the most exciting Off-Broadway productions of the season.”
— Matt Windman, amNY
“Under the direction of Matthew Dunster, the whole ensemble is killer. Hangmen comes out swinging.”
— Joe Dziemianowicz, NY Daily News
— Robert Hofler, The Wrap
“Good nasty fun!”
— Max McGuinness, The Financial Times
“The dark comedy (in the McDonagh tradition) is an entertaining, gripping mystery at heart, full of the kind of twists that, were it a novel, would keep you turning pages all night.”
— Barbara Schuler, Newsday
“Dark, dangerous, and damn good.”
— Jil Picariello, ZEALnyc
Production photos by Ahron R. Foster.
ANNA FLEISCHLE (Scenic & Costume Designer) is a multi-award winning set and costume designer, working internationally in theatre, opera and dance. Awards include for Hangmen: Olivier Award for Best Set Design, Critics’ Circle Award for Best Designer and the Evening Standard Award for Best Design. Anna is listed in the 2017 The Stage’s Theatre Power List 100. Anna has also been awarded Outstanding Achievement in Opera (for King Priam and Paul Bunyan at ETO) and the What’s On Stage Best Opera Production (Don Giovanni at ETO). Theatre and Dance includes Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Apollo Theater); The Kid Stays In the Picture (Royal Court); Don Juan in Soho (Wyndham’s Theatre); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Old Vic); Hangmen (Royal Court, Wyndham’s Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing, Troilus and Cressida (Shakespeare’s Globe); John, Can We Talk About This? (DV8, National Theatre); Rent (St James Theatre and national tour); Beware of Pity (Schaubühne, Complicité); Two Noble Kinsmen, Cymbeline, Love’s Sacrifice (RSC); The End of Longing (Playhouse); Before the Party (Almeida Theatre); Love the Sinner (Royal National Theatre). Opera includes Candide (Opera National de Lorraine, France); Don Giovanni, Iphigénie en Tauride, King Priam, Paul Bunyan (ETO); Zaide (Sadler’s Wells).
JOSHUA CARR (Lighting Designer). Recent theatre includes A Christmas Carol (Hull Truck Theatre); Tiger Bay (Wales Millennium Centre & Cape Town Opera); Terror (Lyric Hammersmith); Romeo and Juliet (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Sheffield Theatres); Sleeping Beauty, All My Sons, The Miser (Watermill Theatre); Stewart Lee: Content Provider (London and U.K. tour); Lunch and the Bow of Ulysses (Trafalgar Studios); Wonderman (Gagglebabble, National Theatre of Wales and Wales Millennium Centre); Henry V (Regent’s Park Theatre); RAZ (West End); Hangmen (Royal Court and West End); Dinner with Friends (Park Theatre), Albert Herring (RCM); The Dissidents (Tricycle Theatre); The Caucasian Chalk Circle and Britain’s Best Recruiting Sergeant (Unicorn Theatre); The Wasp, In the Vale of Health (Hampstead Theatre); Exit the King (Theatre Royal Bath); Breeders (St James Theatre); Le Gateau Chocolat: Black (Assembly Edinburgh, Soho Theatre, Homotopia Festival, Liverpool and U.K. tour); Yellow Face (Royal National Theatre, Park Theatre); Some Girl I Used to Know (West End, West Yorkshire Playhouse and U.K. tour). www.joshua-carr.co.uk
IAN DICKINSON (Sound Designer) is a U.K-based sound designer with extensive domestic and international credits to his name. Recent shows include Heisenberg, the opening West End production for Elliott & Harper Productions; Fatherland at Manchester International Festival; and Angels in America at Royal National Theatre. He won an Olivier Award for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, which has gone on to considerable worldwide success, including Broadway. Other Broadway productions include Rock ‘n’ Roll, The Seagull, Jerusalem and The River. He has been a member of the Autograph design team since 2009.
J. DAVID BRIMMER (Fight Choreography) has choreographed some stuff (selected Broadway: Spring Awakening, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Grace, Speed-the-Plow, Thérèse Raquin, Long Day’s Journey into Night. NY premieres: Describe the Night, YEN, Futurity, Gloria, Punk Rock, An Octoroon, Mr. Burns, Blasted, The Whipping Man, Bethany, The American Pilot, Blackbird, Bug, Killer Joe, The Revenger’s Tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi, The Changeling and The Government Inspector), worked at some wonderful venues (The Public Theater, Metropolitan Opera, MTC, LCT3, TFANA, TBTB, Signature Theatre, MCC Theater, Soho Rep, Ars Nova, Vineyard Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, A.R.T., Yale Rep, The Old Globe, Goodman Theatre, Guthrie Theater) and collaborated with some great folks (Suzan-Lori Parks, David Mamet, Sam Shepard, Ethan Coen, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Simon Stephens, Martin McDonagh, Tracy Letts, Joe Chaikin, JoAnne Akalaitis, Darko Tresnjak, Ethan McSweeney, Sarah Benson, Wilson Milam, Joe Mantello, Joel Schumacher, Ken Russell, Franco Zeffirelli). “Walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone.” G. Fox
STEPHEN GABIS (Dialects). For Atlantic Theater Company: On the Shore of the Wide World; Hold On To Me Darling; These Paper Bullets!; Bluebird; Through a Glass Darkly; Port Authority; The Collection and a Kind of Alaska; Celebration and The Room; The Voysey Inheritance; Parlour Song; The Lieutenant of Inishmore; The Night Heron; The Bald Soprano; Dublin Carol; Blue/Orange; Hobson’s Choice; The Hothouse. Selected Broadway/Off-Broadway: Present Laughter; Indecent; The Price; Napoli, Brooklyn; The Dead, 1904; Heisenberg; YEN; Love, Love, Love; Incognito; Shining City; Long Day’s Journey Into Night; Punk Rock; An American In Paris; Outside Mullingar; Beautiful; The Winslow Boy; Kin; Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Lucky Guy; Once; Macbeth; The Book of Mormon; Man and Boy; Lombardi; A View From the Bridge; Brighton Beach Memoirs; Brief Encounter; Intimate Apparel; The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie; The Weir; Da; Juno and the Paycock; Abigail’s Party; Master Harold…and the boys; Stuff Happens; Doubt; Frozen; Jersey Boys. Selected film/TV: “Bull,” “Brawl In Cellblock 99,” “The Deuce,” “Confirmation,” “The Americans,” “Boardwalk Empire,” Salt, Bernard and Doris, Across the Universe.
HANNAH SULLIVAN (Production Stage Manager) made her Atlantic Theater Company debut earlier this year production stage managing On the Shore of the Wide World. Broadway: Beautiful, Miss Saigon (2017 revival.) National tours: Beautiful (first national). Off-Broadway: Vineyard Theatre, Soho Rep. New York and regional: New York Philharmonic, The Juilliard School, Carnegie Hall, Westport Country Playhouse, Totem Pole Playhouse, Berkshire Theatre Group, Yale Rep, The MUNY, Opera Omaha, San Antonio Opera, Opera Theatre St. Louis, Cirque du Soleil and others. MFA: Yale School of Drama.
AVERY TRUNKO (Assistant Stage Manager). Broadway: Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Off-Broadway: Privacy, Julius Caesar (NYSF); On the Shore… (Atlantic Theater Company). Select regional: The Moors, Elevada (Yale Repertory Theatre); Sinners (Mirror Theater); Twelfth Night (Elm Shakespeare Company); Other Desert Cities, The Giver and Grace, or the Art of Climbing (Denver Center Theatre); The Power of Duff, 22 Seconds (New York Stage & Film). Avery holds a MFA from Yale School of Drama and a BFA from Hofstra University.