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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.