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Hangmen, part of the Royal Court’s 2015 autumn season


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About the Show Less...

David Morrissey and Johnny Flynn reprise their roles in Martin McDonagh’s critically acclaimed play as it transfers to the Wyndham’s Theatre. Read More >

David Morrissey and Johnny Flynn reprise their roles in the West End transfer of Martin McDonagh’s critically acclaimed play Hangmen.

Set in a local Oldham pub on the day hanging is abolished, it tells the story of Harry, England’s second best Hangman, as cub reporters and sycophantic regulars gather, desperate to hear his reaction to the news. But elsewhere in the pub a peculiar stranger lurks with a different motive altogether.

Hangmen premiered at the Royal Court in October, when it became the first play by McDonagh to be staged in London for more than a decade. McDonagh’s other plays include The Pillowman, The Lieutenant Of Inishmore and The Cripple Of Inishmaan, the latter of which was revived in the West End in 2013 starring Daniel Radcliffe.

Please note, this show is recommended for individuals aged 14 and older. There will be strobe lighting, smoking and haze effect used during this performance.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 01/12/2015

Opening Night: 07/12/2015

Closing Night: 05/03/2016

Running time: 2h30

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Cast & Creative


David Morrissey, Johnny Flynn, Andy Nyman, Josef Davies, James Dryden, Tony Hirst, John Hodgkinson, Bronwyn James, Craig Parkinson, Ryan Pope, Sally Rogers, Mark Rose, Simon Rouse


Director - Matthew Dunster

Producer - Robert Fox, Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions & Royal Court Theatre Productions

Designer - Anna Fleischle

Lighting Designer - Joshua Carr

Sound - Ian Dickinson for Autograph

Author - Martin McDonagh

About Wyndham’s Theatre

Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DA

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