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 If you’re a fan of playwright Martin McDonagh and Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens
Don't see it if If Northern English accents are difficult to understand because you’ll miss a lot, but the 2nd act plays much better and is riveting.
See it if You enjoy clever writing, terrific acting (especially Mark Addy and Dan Stephens) and a major wow of set design.
Don't see it if You have a hard time with really thick English accents. (I'm sad I missed a good chunk of lines due to this!)
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 a good British whodunit with great staging, good acting, and occasional comic relief.
Don't see it if You have trouble understanding thick British accents, are expecting a riveting story, or fall asleep easily during long, slow shows.
See it if If you enjoy dark comedy, a mysterious plot and fact about "the use of hangman" in England you will find this show very enjoyable.
Don't see it if This show is not a straight forward comedy or drama for that matter. You need to be able to think outside the box to enjoy it.
See it if Clever contemporary theatre with witty British "gallows" humor. . . modern Hitchcockian play with an edge of darkness.
Don't see it if If you have difficulty with understanding heavy British accents - you will most likely miss some of the clever dialogue.
See it if like dark british comedy, enjoy dark humor and great acting, understand english accents well
Don't see it if hard work to follow because of the accents. I only caught about a 1/3rd of the dialogue.I got headphones at intermission,helped some.
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!
See it if If you wish to see drama of the highest order, a wonderful cast, a super stage set and a great laugh.
Don't see it if If you find British accents and idiomatic language difficult, as the humour is in the wordplay.