Reviews: What Do Critics Think of Martin McDonagh's Hangmen? | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: What Do Critics Think of Martin McDonagh's Hangmen?

Game of Thrones' Alfie Allen and Shameless' David Threlfall star in the Olivier-winning comedy, which opened April 21 at the Golden Theatre.

Alfie Allen and Gaby French Joan Marcus

Martin McDonagh's Hangmen officially opened on Broadway April 21 at the Golden Theatre. The Olivier-winning comedy had played only 13 preview performances when Broadway went dark in March 2020. It returned April 8 for a limited 10-week engagement, set to continue through June 18.

Alfie Allen and David Threlfall lead the cast of the dark comedy. The story centers on Harry (Threlfall), a hangman who finds himself unemployed on the day that hanging is abolished. Set in a small pub in Northern England in the 1960s, regulars gather to hear Harry's reaction to the news when a mysterious stranger from London, Mooney (Allen), enters their world.

Read the reviews below. 

AMNY (Matt Windman)

Cititour (Brian Scott Lipton)

Deadline (Greg Evans)

New York Daily News (Chris Jones)

New York Post (Johnny Oleksinski)

New York Stage Review (Melissa Rose Bernardo)

New York Stage Review (Frank Scheck)

New York Sun (Elysa Gardner)

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)

New York Theatre Guide (Ayanna Prescod)

New York Times (Jesse Green)

Observer (David Cote)

Theatrely (Juan. A. Ramirez) 

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Time Out (Adam Feldman)

Vulture (Helen Shaw)

Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

The company also includes two-time Olivier winner and Tony nominee Tracie Bennett, Owen Campbell, Jeremy Crutchley, Olivier Bursary Award winner Gaby French, Josh Goulding, John Hodgkinson, Richard Hollis, John Horton, and Ryan Pope, with Sebastian Beacon, Peter Bradbury, Gina Costigan, Katie Fabel, Colin McPhillamy, and Andy Nyman.

Matthew Dunster directs the Royal Court Theatre/Atlantic Theater Company production.

Hangmen features set and costume design by Olivier winner Anna Fleischle, with lighting design by Joshua Carr and sound design by Olivier Award winner Ian Dickinson. Casting is by Amy Ball and The Telsey Office's Adam Caldwell. Robert Fox, Jean Doumanian, and Craig Balsam produce.

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