‘Re-establishes McDonaugh as the one to beat. Perhaps the most line-by-line funny play London has seen in years. Jaw-dropping. Genius’
***** The Daily Telegraph
In his small pub in 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 sycophantic pub regulars, dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, a peculiar stranger lurks, with a very different motive for his visit.
Martin McDonagh‘s acclaimed hit transfers to the West End. Matthew Dunster directs.
With design by Anna Fleischle, lighting by Joshua Carr and sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph
David Morrissey and Johnny Flynn reprise their roles, other casting to be announced.
Running time: 2 hour 30 min (inc interval)
There will be strobe lighting, smoking & haze effect used during this performance.
Martin McDonagh’s work for the Royal Court includes The Beauty Queen of Leenane, A Skull in Connemara and The Lonesome West (Druid Theatre/Royal Court & Broadway).
Other theatre includes The Cripple of Inishmaan (National/West End/Broadway), The Pillowman(National/ Broadway), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (RSC/Garrick/Broadway) and A Behanding in Spokane (Broadway). For film (as Writer/Director) credits include Six Shooter (Short), In Brugesand Seven Psychopaths. Martin has been awarded the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), an Olivier Award for Best New Play (The Pillowman ), an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film (Six Shooter) and a BAFTA for Best Original Screenplay (In Bruges).
Matthew Dunster’s credits for the Royal Court include Liberian Girl. His other credits include The Seagull, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Open Air Regent’s Park), Love’s Sacrifice (RSC), The Lightning Child, Arthur Darvill and Doctor Faustus (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Love Girl & the Innocent, You Can Still Make a Killing (Southwark Playhouse), Mametz (National Theatre Wales),Before the Party (Almeida), A Sacred Flame (English Touring), Saturday Night, Sunday Morning(Royal Exchange Manchester), Mogadishu (Royal Exchange, Manchester and Lyric Hammersmith),The Most Incredible Thing (Sadler’s Wells), The Two Gentleman of Verona (Royal & Derngate, Northampton). As a writer, his credits include Children’s Children at the (Almeida) and You Can See the Hills (Royal Exchange, Manchester).