Following a successful run in the West End, Olivier and Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh returns to the Atlantic Theater Company with his first US premiere in 8 years. More…
In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. But what’s the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they’ve abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd and the peculiar Mooney lurk with very different motives for their visit.
See it if you like a dark thriller with chills and laughs (McD's specialty). Strong ensemble; standout Flynn. Not many insights, but entertaining!
Don't see it if you require deep thinking. H'men is for the plot twists. Some jokes fall flat (some land). Wild characters. Heavy accents. Great set.
See it if You want to be thoroughly entertained by a well written play with all top notch actors and an extraordinary set. Funny. Quirky. Smart.
Don't see it if You don’t like quirky stories filled with small town/local eccentrics to provide a backdrop of humor and a way to see yourself differently.
See it if Dark, dark satire that is so jarring, you can't help but laugh. Full of wit, humor and surprise. Great character acting. Huge standing O.
Don't see it if You won't like an extremely dark comedy with a serious theme. You can't enjoy detestable characters that serve the writer's purpose.
See it if you want to see a stellar ensemble cast (w/superb direction) pull off a clever, droll, intense, quirky British barroom comedy-drama-mystery.
Don't see it if you are not a fan of Martin McDonagh's off-putting dark humor and sinister, slightly menacing (but NOT creepy), yet endearing, characters.
See it if McDonagh in fine form w/period tale of ending capital punishment by hanging in Britain Favorite themes of retribution & redemption abound
Don't see it if Extremely well acted & staged despite some pacing issues in 2nd Act Tends to get a little too verbose (even for McDonagh) in mid-section
See it if you like McDonough's work, enjoy very dark humor, suspense & plots with red herrings, like discovering young actors, like Johnny Flynn
Don't see it if you have trouble with English accents, don't appreciate black humor, get anxious over suspense, not a fan of elaborate plot twists
See it if you'd be satisfied by a thriller that doesn't have much more going for it than a plot you can get invested in.
Don't see it if you want a show that isn't about much more than the characters in it to actually have a point of view on human nature.
See it if you enjoy dark comedies, period pieces set in the ‘60s, or British accents. If you’re a Martin McDonagh fan, this is up your alley.
Don't see it if you’re uncomfortable watching simulated hangings. I didn’t think it was that bad, but the woman next to me audibly gasped.
See it if you want to see good performances especially by Johnny Flynn; good & fun yet stereotyped bar friends; funny, nasty humor.
Don't see it if you don't like to watch people behaving badly; sometimes difficult to understand accents; didn't live up to my built up high expectations.
See it if you are a Martin McDonagh fan. "Hangmen" may not be at the top of his oeuvre, but it is one of the more entertaining evenings in town.
Don't see it if Black humor isn't your thing. Or if you don't like to see blood shed on stage.
See it if You like Martin McDonagh’s dark comedies, full of twists & turns with fabulous characters. Totally engrossing and masterfully played.
Don't see it if You do not like dark humor and cannot understand heavy Northern accents from a very British cast.
Also Ensemble acting at its peak. The staging is ingenious. Do not miss!
See it if you like crisp writing and a "did he or didn't he" plot.Acting is perfect. Set is brilliant.McDonagh takes you on a ride, great getaway car.
Don't see it if you are squeamish.McDonagh makes us confront the dark corners and see our role in creating them.He has complete control from soup to nuts.
See it if you’re an anglophile & will enjoy seeing a small-minded, pompous jerk get what's coming to him in a surprising and satisfying way
Don't see it if for $90+ you expect a lot of bang for your buck—to have your point of view broadened/challenged, or see incomparable, career-defining work
See it if you like McDonagh's voice. This is pretty known territory for him few surprises. Mark Addy & Original cast members bring it.
Don't see it if You dont want to work. You want humor. The usual McDonagh humor is not here.
See it if you like good theater. A play with a real plot, a good story, great acting and fun characters.
Don't see it if you object to black humor.
See it if darkly comic play about a hangman in Northern England who becomes a pub owner; frequently very funny or chilling, often both at once; twists
Don't see it if would be offended by gallows humor, hanging scene or frustrated by Northern English accents; annoyed by pub banter or twists & turns
See it if you can get a ticket. Martin McDonagh has written another compelling play that keeps you guessing.
Don't see it if dark humor and a little bit of violence & gore aren't your thing.
See it if you are a fan of Martin McDonagh's dark humor, as I am. Great cast & direction. It's closing after sellout &1 extension. I hope it transfers
Don't see it if you don't like black comedies. It's not as disturbing as the Lieutenant of Inishmore, but still a dark quirky script.
See it if a highly dramatic beginning and a surprise ending are treats you've been craving. This was a treat served up well by a team of great actors
Don't see it if Thick accents are off-putting.
See it if You are a fan of McDonagh ' s plays done with style and panache
Don't see it if You are expecting Beauty Queen or Pillowman , this is good but not as good as them
See it if you're a Martin McDonagh fan. It's fascinating to watch the interaction among his very colorful characters. And, it's a great story.
Don't see it if you have a problem with accents or dark, very dark, subject matter.
See it if you enjoy dark humor and want to see some fantastic performances. Johnny Flynn is a standout.
Don't see it if you don't like dark humor or have trouble understanding strong accents--while they were done well, it was sometimes difficult to understand
See it if only to just see the WONDERFUL stage craft of the CLEVER set design and set change 15 minutes into the play, right before your very eyes.
Don't see it if if 1960’s English pub fare isn’t something you have ever wondered about.