David Morrissey in Hangmen at the Wyndhams Theatre
The Hit Royal Court Production Transfers to the West End in December
Martin McDonagh’s play hangmen was a huge success at the Royal Court Theatre, with David Morrissey and Johnny Flynn part of a cast directed by Matthew Dunster. The show received widespread praise and managed to sell out during its run.
So a West End transfer was inevitable and today a press release emerged announcing an upcoming run at the Wyndham’s Theatre, with Morrissey and Flynn returning to their parts.
The story takes us to Oldham and focuses on a hangman who faces a dilemma when hanging is abolished in the UK. He was the second best in the country at his job and now everyone wants to know his reaction and what he’s going to do next. Then there’s the other person who has a different reason to be paying him a visit.
“We are delighted that Hangmen will have a future life in the West End” says Vicky Featherstone, the Royal Court Theatre’s Artistic Director. “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.”
David Morrissey will be one of many big draws for those considering theatre tickets. The actor has appeared in various stage and television productions over the years, with credits like Peer Gynt at the National Theatre. His screen work has included the series Clocking Off, The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, State Of Play and The Driver, amongst others, whilst many will also recognise him from his work on the big screen like Welcome To The Punch, Captain Correlli’s Mandolin and The Other Boleyn Girl.
The Wyndham’s Theatre is currently the home of The Father until late November, with Kenneth Cranham amongst the cast members. Hangmen will replace the show in December when it runs at the venue from Monday 7th December 2015 (previews from Tuesday 1st December 2015) to Saturday 5th March 2016.