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Martin McDonagh's Hangmen transfers to the Wyndham's
The Royal Court Theatre have announced that their current production of Hangmen by Martin McDonagh which is playing at their Sloane Square venue, will transfer to the West End's Wyndham's Theatre from 1 December 2015 to 5 March 2016, with an official opening on 7 December 2015.
The production opened officially on 18 September to excellent reviews with critics praising both the play and the performances: "uniformly superb cast" (London Theatre) "a compelling evening" (Guardian); "a first-rank cast of 12" (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."
Directed by Matthew Dunster, the production features design by Anna Fleischle, lighting by Joshua Carr and sound by Ian Dickinson.
Confirmed cast for the West End transfer include original cast members Johnny Flynn and David Morrissey. Reece Shearsmith who will not transfer with the production due to schedule conflicts.
Artistic Director of the Royal Court Vicky Featherstone said of the announcement: "We are delighted that Hangmen will have a future life in the West End. It's been thrilling to be able to continue the legacy of Martin McDonagh's work at the Royal Court. Hangmen will become a modern classic. This stunning production has been a huge success here and a commercial life will mean it can be seen by many more people - which is, after all why we make theatre."
McDonagh is a British and Irish actor whose credits include 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane' (1996), 'A Skull in Connemara' (1997), 'The Lonesome West' (1997), 'The Cripple of Inishmaan' (1997), and 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore'.
Hangmen is produced in the West End by Robert Fox, Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions and Royal Court Theatre Productions.