Martin McDonagh’s award-winning smash hit Hangmen recoups in under six weeks.
After a decade-long absence from the London stage, Martin McDonagh’s award-winning new play Hangmen has recouped in under six weeks playing at the Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End.
Premiering at the Royal Court in September 2015, Hangmen immediately struck a chord with audiences, selling out the run and receiving critical acclaim.
Whilst the success of the West End transfer was never assured, Hangmen which closes on 5 March 2016 has surpassed all expectations. Produced in the West End by Playful Productions and the Royal Court, it is likely a national tour is in the offing.
Matthew Byam Shaw, Producer for Playful Productions, said, “No-one expected a play about public lynchings to go wild at the box office over Christmas, but Hangmen is so entertaining and unique, the public has decided that this is the new play to see.”
Lucy Davies, Exec Producer at the Royal Court said, “We programmed this play at the Royal Court in May, opened it to sold out houses in September, it transferred by Christmas, and has recouped by January. This has been a textbook example of how incredibly fruitful, confident and nimble the collaboration between subsidised theatres, commercial producers and theatre owners can be. It has been a very happy project, and we are delighted that audiences have embraced its brilliance, and its extraordinary craft.”
The full West End cast includes: Josef Davies, James Dryden, Johnny Flynn, Tony Hirst, John Hodgkinson, Bronwyn James, David Morrissey, Andy Nyman, Craig Parkinson, Ryan Pope, Sally Rogers, Mark Rose and Simon Rouse.
Hangmen plays until 5 March 2016 at the Wyndham’s Theatre.