Written by MARTIN MCDONAGH
Directed by MATTHEW DUNSTER
Linda Gross Theater
January 18 – March 25, 2018
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!
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.
New York Drama Critics’ Circle | Best Foreign Play
Theatre World Award | Performance | Johnny Flynn
Cast & Creative
“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
“Another knockout production! McDonagh and his wonderful cast of oddball characters are in a special class all to themselves.”
Roma Torre, NY1
“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
“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
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Photos by Ahron R. Foster