The Royal Court Theatre/Atlantic Theater Company production of Academy and Olivier Award winner Martin McDonagh’s comedy Hangmen, directed by Olivier Award nominee Matthew Dunster, returns to Broadway in April 2022. Originally scheduled for a 2020 run, the show closed due to the pandemic after 13 previews and planned to close permanently. But now, this dark comedy play is returning to the Golden Theatre. Hangmen tickets are available on New York Theatre Guide now.

Hangmen is a play that takes place in 1960s Britain, just after hanging has been abolished. Suddenly, everyone wants to snag an interview with Harry, Britain's second-most famous executioner and a local celebrity, to get his reaction to the news for the papers. But amid the cub reporters and pub patrons enters a stranger named Mooney, a Londoner who doesn't fit in with the others. Aside from his different way of dressing, he also has a very different motive for being there.

Hangmen staged its world premiere at the Royal Court Theatre in London in September 2015, transferring to the West End's Wyndham's Theatre in December of that year and ultimately winning Best New Play at the 2016 Olivier Awards. The debut of Hangmen off Broadway was subsequently presented by Atlantic Theater Company from January through March 2018.

British-Irish playwright Martin McDonagh is renowned for his dark sense of humor and is known for his Oscar-nominated screenplays of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and In Bruges. He also served as director for those feature films and, in addition, he wrote and directed the acclaimed 2012 movie Seven Psychopaths. A four-time Tony Award nominee, McDonagh has been equally successful on Broadway as on the silver screen. Hangmen marks his seventh Broadway credit, after previous productions of The Cripple of Inishmaan starring Daniel Radcliffe, A Behanding in Spokane, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Pillowman, The Lonesome West, and The Beauty Queen of Leenane between 1998 and 2014.

Hangmen on Broadway is a wickedly funny slice of Great British drama, and it's sure to rope audiences in.

Tickets to Hangmen are available now. Get your Hangmen tickets on New York Theatre Guide today.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

Running time: 
2hrs 30mins (including 1 intermission)
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About Hangmen:

England 1965 – What is Britain’s (second most) famous executioner to do now that hanging has been abolished? The simple answer is a lot more than he bargained for. In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity and the cub reporters and pub regulars are dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, while his old assistant Syd and the mysterious Mooney lurk with very different motives for their visit.

Martin McDonagh
Matthew Dunster
Joshua Carr
Ian Dickinson
Anna Fleischle
Anna Fleischle
Cast list:
Tracie Bennett, Owen Campbell, Jeremy Crutchley, Gaby French, Josh Goulding, John Hodgkinson, Richard Hollis, John Horton, Ryan Pope, David Threlfall, Alfie Allen, Andy Nyman
Hangmen Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
April 8, 2022
Opening date: 
April 21, 2022
June 18, 2022

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Latest Hangmen News & Features

'Hangmen' offers Broadway rush and lottery tickets
April 6, 2022

Hang around the Golden Theatre and you might snag tickets! Hangmen will offer in-person rush tickets, as well as a digital lottery, for its Broadway run. Martin McDonagh's play begins performances April 8 ahead of an April 21 opening night, and plays a 10-week engagement through June 18.

'Hangmen' to return to Broadway in April
February 1, 2022

Hang tight while you wait for Hangmen to return! Martin McDonagh's play will return to Broadway for a limited 10-week engagement beginning April 8. Opening night is April 21 at the Golden Theatre, which was most recently occupied by Thoughts of a Colored Man before its early closure. Hangmen was originally scheduled for a Broadway run in 2020. The show played 13 preview performances at the Golden before all Broadway theatres shut down amid Covid-19. Unlike most shows, however, Hangmen did not plan to return post-pandemic; it was the first show to announce a permanent closure.

Dan Stevens in Hangmen
Hangmen, starring Dan Stevens, has officially closed
March 23, 2020

Hang it all! The Broadway premiere of Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen, which began preview performances at the Golden Theatre on February 28, 2020, has now officially closed and will no longer resume performances when Broadway theaters re-open following the current lockdown. The production played a total of 13 preview performances and was scheduled for an official opening on March 19 and a limited engagement through July 18, 2020.

Dan Stevens in Hangmen
Official Broadway production photos released for Hangmen
March 11, 2020

Ahead of next week's official opening, producers of the Broadway premiere of Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen have now released official production photography.

Our Hangmen Review

“If they’ve got to go, they’ve got to go by the quickest, the most dignified, and the least painful way of going as possible,” says Harry (David Threlfall), the former hangman determined to make the horrificness of capital punishment sound honorable.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a review of the 2018 Off-Broadway premiere of Hangmen at Atlantic Theater Company. Bet that title makes you wonder what the play is about, right?  Well Martin McDonagh's Hangmen is about a lot more than hangmen - but not by much.  Is it also about being careful of the irreversible quality of your actions - let's say hanging someone, for instance - because those actions may... Read more