Martin McDonagh's Hangmen Transfers to West End Tonight

News   Martin McDonagh's Hangmen Transfers to West End Tonight Martin McDonagh's latest play, Hangmen, his first to be staged on a London stage in over a decade, begins performances Dec. 1 at the West End's Wyndham's Theatre, prior to an official opening Dec. 7.

Original cast members David Morrissey and Johnny Flynn reprise their roles. Also featured are Josef Davies, James Dryden, Tony Hirst, John Hodgkinson, Bronwyn James, Andy Nyman, Craig Parkinson, Ryan Pope, Sally Rogers, Mark Rose, Simon Rouse, Mitchell Baggott, Clio Davies and David Walker.

The West End transfer is produced by Robert Fox, Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions and Royal Court Theatre Productions.

The play, set in a small pub in Oldham, revolves around Harry, who is something of a local celebrity, as Britain's second-best hangman, now turned publican. On the day hanging is abolished, cub reporters and sycophantic pub regulars are dying to hear his reaction to the news. But a peculiar stranger lurks, with a very different motive for his visit.

McDonagh's other plays for the Royal Court include The Beauty Queen of Leenane, A Skull in Connemara and The Lonesome West. Other plays include The Cripple of Inishmaan and The Pillowman (both premiered by the National Theatre), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (premiered by the RSC) and A Behanding in Spokane (Broadway). His films include "In Bruges" and "Seven Psychopaths," and the Oscar-winning short film "Six Shooter."

The play is directed by Matthew Dunster. To book tickets and for further details, visit hangmentheplay.com, or call the theatre box office on 0844 482 51204 or the Royal Court box office on 020 7565 5000.

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