Hangmen at the Wyndham’s theatre

Wyndham's Theatre, London
Booking to 5 March 2016
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About Hangmen

Martin McDonagh’s hit new play Hangmen transfers to the Wyndham’s theatre

Following a sell out run at the Royal Court Theatre, the universally acclaimed production of multi-award-winning Martin McDonagh’s first UK play in over 10 years transfers to Wyndham’s Theatre for a strictly limited season.

Matthew Dunster directs as original cast members David Morrissey and Johnny Flynn reprise their roles.

Hangmen plays a limited season from 1 December 2015 until 5 March 2016 at the Wyndham’s Theatre.


‘I’m just as good as bloody Pierrepoint’
In his small pub in 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 sycophantic pub regulars dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, a peculiar stranger lurks, with a very different motive for his visit.
‘Don’t worry. I may have my quirks but I’m not an animal. Or am I? One for the courts to discuss.’


The cast includes Josef Davies, James Dryden, Johnny Flynn, Graeme Hawley, Ralph Ineson, Bronwyn James, David Morrissey, Ryan Pope, Sally Rogers, Simon Rouse and Reece Shearsmith.


Martin McDonagh’s play Hangmen, is directed by Matthew Dunster, with design by Anna Fleischle, lighting by Joshua Carr and sound by Ian Dickinson.


★★★★★ ‘The most line-by-line funny show London has seen in years’ The Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ ‘Riveting from start to finish’ The Sunday Times
★★★★★ ‘Drop dead hilarious’ The Independent
★★★★★ ‘Unquestionably, the funniest and most entertaining play in London right now’ Time Out
★★★★★ ‘The Royal Court’s new Jerusalem’ The Observer
★★★★ ‘A black-hearted slice of gallows humour’ Evening Standard
★★★★ ‘Gallows humour has never been funnier’ Metro

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Performance dates
Booking to 5 March 2016

Important Notes

Age Restrictions: Suitable for 14+

Venue Information

Wyndham's Theatre, 32-36 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 24, 29, 176

Ticket Information

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News about Hangmen

Video: David Morrissey as Richard III: ‘Now is the winter of our discontent’
David Morrissey marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death - speaking the opening lines from Richard III: ‘Now is the winter of our discontent’ To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, The Guardian has asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays. Here, David Morrissey speaks the opening lines from Richard III in which the scheming Richard lays out his plan to turn his brothers, the Duke of Clarence and the newly enthroned King Edward IV, against each other. Read the full text for this speech Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York; And all the clouds that lour'd upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. 5 Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths; Our bruised arms hung up for monuments; Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings, Our dreadful marches to delightful measures. Grim-visaged war hath smooth'd his wrinkled front; 10 And now, instead of mounting barded steeds To fright the souls of fearful adversaries, He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber To the lascivious pleasing of a lute. But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks, 15 Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass; I, that am rudely stamp'd, and want love's majesty To strut before a wanton ambling nymph; I, that am curtail'd of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, 20 Deformed, unfinish'd, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me as I halt by them; Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace, 25 Have no delight to pass away the time, Unless to spy my shadow in the sun And descant on mine own deformity: And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover, To entertain these fair well-spoken days, 30 I am determined to prove a villain And hate the idle pleasures of these days. Plots have I laid, inductions dangerous, By drunken prophecies, libels and dreams, To set my brother Clarence and the king 35 In deadly hate the one against the other: And if King Edward be as true and just As I am subtle, false and treacherous, This day should Clarence closely be mew'd up, About a prophecy, which says that 'G' 40 Of Edward's heirs the murderer shall be. Dive, thoughts, down to my soul. BOOKING Book tickets to Hangmen starring David Morrissey Book tickets to the Royal Shakespeare Company
Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen recoups in under six weeks
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. BOOKING Book tickets to Hangmen

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