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Hangmen (Broadway)

From 68 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Clever, Funny, Great staging, Entertaining

About the show

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.


Member Reviews (68)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Clever, Funny, Great staging, Entertaining
81
Avg Score

During previews
79
Masterful, Absorbing

See it if You appreciate good theater. The accents made it somewhat difficult to catch every word. I missed some lines which I regret. Great ensemble

Don't see it if You have trouble with accents. You’ll miss too much and could have trouble following the plot.

During previews
75
Funny, Dark, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you are into dark British humor and aren’t freaked out about stories about death. Stevens plays a great oddball psychopath!

Don't see it if you aren’t patient, the story takes time to develop or don’t like dark plots

During previews
80
Great staging, Quirky, Edgy, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Dan Stevens and Mark Addy, among others are engaging in this dark comedy. Excellent staging, riveting opening, then alternating between the

Don't see it if A bit hard to understand some of the accents, play a little too long, and some parts are not as funny as it could be..

Also mundane, and the ominous.

During previews
80
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like: a well performed dark comedy; British comedies; period pieces- this is set in 1960's England; works by playwright Martin McDonagh

Don't see it if you dont like: dark comedies, British comedies; longer, slow evolving plays; shows with accents that may (initially) be difficult to grasp.

During previews
90
Funny, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if you want to see an edgy, offbeat, comedic thriller with an excellent cast.

Don't see it if you don't like dark comedy or have difficulty with accents. Some of the characters were hard to understand.

During previews
79
Disappointing, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a wonderful, first-rate ensemble of actors,

Don't see it if you dislike black comedies.

Also I wanted to like this more. Amazing set, great cast and wonderful dire... Read more Read less

During previews
81
Entertaining, Great acting, Intense, Clever

See it if You like the clever blend of dark comedy and gruesome thriller typical of Martin McDonagh’s plays and movies.

Don't see it if You dislike violent subject matters or have trouble understanding the accent of Northern England.

Also This play is gruesomely entertaining. Stronger on plot than themes. St... Read more Read less

During previews
83
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if Gripping, dark, tragic comedy with deeply talented ensemble cast. Amazing set design!!!

Don't see it if You want a lightweight night out.

During previews
81
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if your a fan of Martin McDonagh's earlier plays. Enjoy seeing excellent actors perform parts that are both funny and tragic simultaneously.

Don't see it if You have serious trouble with Irish accents or don't enjoy lots of physical comedy/tragedy.

During previews
83
Clever, Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you're a fan of McDonagh.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy dark comedy.

During previews
90
Great writing, Masterful, Clever

See it if you want to see a really funny, well-written, suspenseful dark comedy. Great acting, staging, sets. Top-notch play.

Don't see it if you can't handle a bit of gallows humor. It is dark and does have some disturbing moments.

During previews
75
Ambitious, Great acting, Slow, Dark

See it if You enjoy dark comedies, gallows humor, Martin McDonagh’s other works, if you’re a fan of Mark Addy or Dan Stevens.

Don't see it if You want to see a happy comedy, or don’t like dark subject matter, dealing with executions.

Also Not my favorite Martin McDonagh play, but I enjoyed it.

During previews
78
Funny sort of, Intense, Slow, Funny

See it if If you like comedy, good acting . Great staging too!

Don't see it if Dialog is very hard to understand , slow in the first act which turned people off second act much better

During previews
79
Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like dark humor

Don't see it if if you don't anything with violent themes or think you'll have a hard time with thick English accents

Also Great acting, good storyline but I lost some lines dues to the think n... Read more Read less

During previews
85
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy dark comedies and/or Mark Addy. He's fantastic.

Don't see it if you don't like stories about horrible crimes or death.

During previews
75
Dizzying, Funny, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like dark comedy but don’t mind heavy British accents. GalaPro will be available after official opening.

Don't see it if You need to hear dialogue. Wait to use galapro after official opening.

During previews
70
Absorbing, Quirky, Slow, Cliched, Clever

See it if you want to see a great set, a McDonagh play and some great acting

Don't see it if you want classic McDonagh, I felt at times it lacked a good pace, and felt a bit overwritten

During previews
80
Dark, Great ensemble work, Quirky, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy dark comedy of a British ilk.

Don't see it if You are looking to be spoon fed a simple plot.

During previews
74
Edgy, Great acting, Entertaining, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You are a Martin McDonagh fan and appreciate even his lesser works and/or appreciate great set/lighting design.

Don't see it if You have trouble with hard to understand heavy northern English accents or if you get annoyed at plot holes.

During previews
88
Funny, Edgy, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Love black comedy, love British shows, want to watch something absorbing

Don't see it if don't undertand British black comedy, love musicals and hate drama

During previews
70
Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You’re a fan of Martin McDonagh’s black comedies.

Don't see it if You’re expecting either a gut wrencher or gut laughs.

During previews
75
Great writing, Thought-provoking, Slow, Great acting, Funny

See it if You enjoy dark comedies and are willing to work a bit to follow the thick English accents

Don't see it if You’re looking for a fast-based farce... This is pretty much the opposite (although there’s quite a bit of comedic dialogue throughout)

Also I honestly had a tough time scoring this one. I feel like I *should* h... Read more Read less

During previews
94
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if i shouldn’t be laughing so hard while something so morbid is happening in the background. excellent cast, love martin mcdonagh’s writing

Don't see it if you don’t like morbid humor/dark comedy or you have a hard time understanding thick accents.

During previews
75
Confusing, Masterful, Funny, Great acting

See it if You’re a McDonough fan that would like to spend the evening indulging in a comedic & thoughtful play about England’s 2nd best hangman.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see an absolutely epic hanging live on stage. Also, at times the pace seemed a bit off but it’s still in previews.

During previews
87
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if like British theater with great actors, amusing dialog and a storyline that keeps you guessing.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy British accents and some violence.


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