The U.S. premiere of the Olivier Award-winning Royal Court Theatre production of Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen officially opens at Atlantic Theater Company February 5. The Matthew Dunster-helmed production, which enjoyed a sold-out run at London’s Royal Court before transferring to the West End, is playing a limited Off-Broadway engagement through March 7.
In Hangmen, Harry (played by Game of Thrones' Mark Addy), the second-best hangman in England—and also something of a local celebrity—has just learned that hanging has been abolished. Set in a small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, everyone is dying to hear how he will react to the news.
The cast of Hangmen also includes Owen Campbell (As You Are), Billy Carter (Shining City), Maxwell Caulfield (An Inspector Calls), Johnny Flynn (Lovesick, Jerusalem), Gaby French (Off-Broadway debut), Gilles Geary (Off-Broadway debut), Richard Hollis (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), John Horton (The Language Archive, Amadeus), David Lansbury (War Horse, Michael Clayton), Sally Rogers (Blue Heart, The Bill), and Reece Shearsmith (High Rise, The League of Gentlemen).
Flynn, Rogers, and Shearsmith appeared in the original London cast. Hangmen began performances in New York January 18.
McDonagh is a Tony-winning playwright and screenwriter and film director. His plays include The Pillowman, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Cripple of Inishmaan, A Behanding in Spokane, and The Lieutenant of Inishmore. He wrote and directed the films In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, as well as the recent Golden Globe-winning Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Hangmen features scenic and costume design by Anna Fleischle, lighting design by Joshua Carr, sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph, dialects by Stephen Gabis, fight choreography by J. David Brimmer, U.K. casting by Amy Ball, CDG, and U.S. casting by Telsey+Company; Adam Caldwell, CSA; Will Cantler, CSA; Karyn Casl, CSA.