After a hit run at Atlantic, Olivier and Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh's ("Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri") dark comedy about England's second-best hangman moves to Broadway. (past reviews) More…
From the show:
Hangmen arrives on Broadway after two sold out engagements in London and the Atlantic Theater Company.
England 1965 - What is Britain’s (second most) famous executioner to do now that hanging has been abolished? Olivier and Academy Award-winner Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; The Pillowman) is back with his 7th brilliant and wickedly funny new play.
See it if You like dark humor; great storytelling; a superb cast does a great job with a magnificent script. Fantastic staging keeps things moving.
Don't see it if You have a hard time with heavy accents. Or if you can’t sit still for two and a half hours to get the full impact of the plot twists.
See it if You can deal with what actually looks like a hanging of a live person. It is very unsettling. Black comedy is your thing.
Don't see it if You have no interest in British black comedy. This is THE blackest of them all. You are not a fan of Martin McDonagh.
See it if if a fan of McDonagh & his brand of "gallows humor". Very well acted (especially Dan Stevens & Mark Addy).
Don't see it if you have trouble with heavy Brit accents which can make the plot difficult to follow at times. 1st act too long & could use trimming.
See it if you love semi-surprising, semi-mysterious, slow-yet-engaging British dramas; find humor in the macabre; are a fan of anyone in the cast.
Don't see it if you dislike dark, British humor; will be uncomfortable with making light of death; find misogynistic and fat jokes about girls unacceptable.
See it if You are a McDonagh fan. Like gallows British humor. Appreciate fine ensemble acting.
Don't see it if Are uneasy with jokes about alcoholism, death, capital punishment.
See it if A political thriller set in northern Britain in the 1960s that has a dry comedic quality about an edgy topic.
Don't see it if Accents, dry humor, complex plots, with multiple stories all centered around the last of the hangmen in Britain.
See it if a fan of McDonagh or Stevens; you find edgy ambience, dark humor & deeply unsavory characters appealing. Cool sets & staging.
Don't see it if Difficult accents & unfamiliar lingo compounded by overlapping dialogue will frustrate you; want a breezy production—this drags at times.
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See it if you like dark humor. The whole thing is a comedy but about some serious subjects. The whole cast is fantastic.
Don't see it if you have trouble with accents. The show had the potential to be an intriguing drama at intermission, but it goes the comedic route instead.
See it if You like Martin McDonagh, the actors, or know what to expect. His plays are hilarious, disturbing, and sometimes completely forgettable.
Don't see it if You want a musical, don’t like accents, want a neatly wrapped up story, or just don’t like plays. This was great, but forgettable.
See it if Dark comedic and frightening exploring justice and vengeance in a sharply plotted and darkly funny play about the end of capital punishment
Don't see it if Wordplay is fast and furious and the northern England accents are thick so you need to pay close attention to hear the jokes and plot twists
See it if you want to see a well-written black comedy with some intense moments and some strong performances. Fans of Martin McDonagh will enjoy this.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a show with dark humor, violence, and/or British accents. This isn't a feel-good show, but it is an entertaining one.
See it if You like Martin McDonagh shows. Awesome 2 level staging Engaging mystery takes place in the Hangman’s pub with local sots. Cast excellent
Don't see it if You don’t like English accents & have trouble understanding the dialect
See it if You enjoy a dark comedy on a controversial subject that is thought-provoking. You want to see a unique stage and some strong acting.
Don't see it if If you don't like dark comedy especially with strong northern English accents. [We lost some important dialogue due to the accents.]
See it if McDonagh excites you like he does me! His writing is so clever and intricate. The performances are amazing especially Addy and Stevens!
Don't see it if Thick accents bother you or you don’t like dark humor.
See it if Interesting British black comedy by Martin McDonagh. Exceptional acting especially by Mark Addy and Dan Stevens. Great set design as well.
Don't see it if You don't like dark British comedy and have trouble deciphering strong accents
See it if you appreciate a well-constructed drama that tells an interesting story. After seeing several losers , we were gratified to see this winner!
Don't see it if You don't like facing some difficult issues or watching some difficult events. This play is not fluff; it is serious entertainment.
See it if you want funny + dark. Clever, eloquent, riveting dialogue. The 2.5 hours moved quickly, all actors delivered. Great set. Go see it!
Don't see it if you are triggered by hangings, struggle with northern English accents, want a light night out. The ending was a bit weak and anti-climactic.
See it if A McDonagh hit. Only it seems out of place on a Bdway stage. I saw it in previews so it might tighten up in time.
Don't see it if If you cringe at jokes about hangings or death. McDonagh hits these subjects hard which are not for everyone.
See it if You like this playwright’s work, dark comedy, understand the difficult accents, and don’t mind investing time and $ in a pointless play.
Don't see it if You expect intelligible dialogue, a plot that hangs together, and some resonant point to make. This is a showcase for actors. Remarkable set