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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
70
Disappointing

See it if You enjoy a British mystery

Don't see it if You have trouble understanding English accents and want a fast-moving plot

Also I did not find this play either funny or absorbing

During previews
83
Ambitious, Great staging, Edgy, Great acting, Clever

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.

Also The set is quite impressive and worth seeing, but for the writing, I h... Read more Read less

During previews
78
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Resonant, Great acting, Clever

See it if If you like black comedies or satire and generally this author work, sense of humor, great acting and something to think about.

Don't see it if If this author work is not your cup of tea.

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

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!)

During previews
50
Banal, Indulgent, Overrated, Disappointing, Confusing

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

During previews
75
Inconsistent, Slow, Indulgent, Great acting, Funny

See it if If you like the combined elements of British farce, thrillers, and symbolic morality plays

Don't see it if You are looking for a consistent genre

Also Hangmen doesn't quite hang together. Comedy, menace, and vagaries of i... Read more Read less

During previews
74
Clever, Dated, Banal

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.

Also The first half was a complete snooze fest. The dialogue was banal and ... Read more Read less

During previews
65
Slow, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if well-written, thought-provoking

Don't see it if confusing plot, hard to understand accents and dialogue

During previews
60
Disappointing

See it if You want to see good staging for such a small stage

Don't see it if It was impossible to understand their Northern England accent. It was a terribly done play. Not funny . A lot of cigarette smoking on stage

During previews
89
Delightful, Funny, Edgy, Entertaining, Clever

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.

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

See it if You want to see a top notch ensemble in a dark comedy

Don't see it if You have trouble with thick Northern England accents or are easily offended

During previews
87
Clever, Edgy, Funny

See it if You like a dark comedy, British plays, and a hint of mystery.

Don't see it if As someone else mentioned, actual hangings. I was so nervous for the actors and felt it would have been better offstage.

During previews
89
Intelligent, Great staging, Witty, edgy dialogue, British humor at its' best

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.

Also Dan Stevens is outstanding as the smooth-talking, disturbingly charmin... Read more Read less

During previews
75
Great staging, Funny, Quirky, Great acting, Clever

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.

During previews
84
Quirky, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like variety, great acting and new stories

Don't see it if You don’t like dark humor

During previews
60
Overrated, Disappointing

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!

Also Not a comedy, though there are a few funny lines in Act 2, but the aud... Read more Read less

During previews
100
Riveting, Great staging, Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing

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.

During previews
90
Thought-provoking, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like English humor and dark humor. You pay attention to set or production design. Twists and turns in the plot.

Don't see it if You have difficulty with regional English accents.


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