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 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
See it if You enjoy straining to hear what the British actors are saying about whether hanging is a civilized way of execution.
Don't see it if You can't really decipher dialects, especially from England. If the sight of a person hanging makes you nausea.If you expect a fun night out
See it if you like pretty good acting, tense British plays about the 60s, mystery, men drinking and talking in a pub.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy a dark, minor story about cruel, uncaring people. You don't want to see hangings on stage!