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Mark Addy, Sally Rogers, Richard Hollis, John Horton, and Billy Carter in Hangmen

Hangmen extends at Atlantic Theater Company to March 25, 2018

Martin McDonagh's hit U.S. premiere extends limited run at Atlantic's Linda Gross Theater.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Atlantic Theater Company has announced a three-week extension for its current U.S. premiere of the Royal Court Theatre production of Hangmen, the 2016 Olivier Award-winning "Best Play", written by Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh and directed by Olivier Award nominee Matthew Dunster. Previews began off-Broadway at the Linda Gross Theater on January 18, 2018, before an official opening on February 5. The limited engagement will now run through to March 25, 2018 (instead of March 7).

Synopsis: "In his small pub in the northern English town of 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 pub regulars dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd and the peculiar Mooney lurk with very different motives for their visit."

"Game of Thrones" and "The Full Monty" star Mark Addy leads the cast as Harry, alongside original London cast members Johnny Flynn (as Mooney), Sally Rogers (as Alice), and "The League of Gentlemen" star Reece Shearsmith (as Syd), as well as Owen Campbell (as Clegg), Billy Carter (as Charlie), Maxwell Caulfield (as Pierrepoint), Gaby French (as Shirley), Gilles Geary (as Hennessy), Richard Hollis (as Bill), John Horton (as Arthur), and David Lansbury (as Fry).

The creative team behind Hangmen features scenic and costume design by Anna Fleischle, lighting design by Joshua Carr, sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph, dialect coaching by Stephen Gabis, and fight choreography by J. David Brimmer.

Oscar and Golden Globe winner Martin McDonagh is also currently making headlines for his Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe/BAFTA-winning screenplay for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri".

(Photos by Ahron R. Foster)

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