I very foolishly overlooked going to see Hangmen at the Royal Court, my lovely neighbourhood theatre in Sloane Square just ten minutes bus ride away, when it was on in September. But it had been a hard six months and my eye was off the ball. But I made up for it yesterday evening after its transfer for a limited run to the Wyndham's Theatre in the West End. It has been a huge hit and appears to be a hot ticket - it is only on until early March.
For many it may appear to be in a foreign language - it is set in Oldham, Lancashire, home town of Eva Turner. If only you could bring her along to translate. But maybe if you could get hold of John Rawnsley.........
It is a wonderful evening full of laughter, much of it dark and some of it decidedly not PC. But hey!.......it is superbly acted and directed (by Matthew Dunster) and is surely another enduring classic from the magical pen of Martin McDonagh.
Do try to get tickets -