Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Atlantic Theater Co's HANGMEN
Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce casting for the US premiere of the Olivier Award-winning Royal Court Theatre production of Hangmen, written by Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh and directed by Olivier Award nominee Matthew Dunster.
Hangmen will feature Mark Addy ("Game of Thrones," The Full Monty), Owen Campbell (As You Are), Billy Carter (Shining City), Maxwell Caulfield (An Inspector Calls), Johnny Flynn ("Lovesick," Jerusalem on the West End), Gaby French (Off-Broadway debut), Gilles Geary (Off-Broadway debut), Richard Hollis (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), John Horton (The Language Archive, Amadeus), David Lansbury (War Horse, Michael Clayton), Sally Rogers (Blue Heart at BAM, "The Bill"), and Reece Shearsmith (High Rise, "The League of Gentlemen").
Mark Addy, Johnny Flynn, Gaby French, Sally Rogers, and Reece Shearsmith are appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association pursuant to an exchange program between American Equity and UK Equity. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' Equity Association for its assistance of this production.
In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry (Addy) 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 (Shearsmith) and the peculiar Mooney (Flynn) lurk with very different motives for their visit.
Hangmen begins previews Thursday, January 18th and will open Monday, February 5th for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 4th, 2018 Off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).
Following Hangmen's sell-out run at London's Royal Court Theatre and subsequent transfer to the West End, Olivier and Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (Atlantic/Broadway's The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Cripple of Inishmaan) returns to Atlantic with his first US premiere in 8 years.
Director Matthew Dunster (Liberian Girl, Children's Children) makes his Atlantic Theater Company and US debut with Hangmen, having previously staged the Olivier Award-winning production at The Royal Court Theatre and the Wyndham's Theatre. Also a playwright and actor, Dunster's work has been seen on the stages of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare's Globe, Royal Exchange Manchester, and National Theatre Wales.
Mark Addy received a Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance in The Full Monty and recently starred in "Game of Thrones" as Robert Baratheon. Owen Campbell was last seen on the New York stage in Playwrights Horizons' Indian Summer and starred in As You Are, which took the US Dramatic Special Jury Award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Billy Carter has appeared on stage opposite Matthew Broderick in Shining City and on Broadway in A Moon for the Misbegotten. Theatre World Award winner Maxwell Caulfield has been seen on screen in Grease 2 and cult classics The Real Blonde and Empire Records, as well as on Broadway in An Inspector Calls and Chicago. In addition to fronting the band Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit, Olivier Award nominee Johnny Flynn can currently be seen in the Netflix series "Lovesick" and as a young Albert Einstein in National Geographic's "Genius." Gaby French makes her Off-Broadway debut in Hangmen, following roles in Scarlett and Valhalla in London. A recent graduate of Juilliard, Gilles Geary is also making his Off-Broadway debut. Richard Hollis was recently seen in the Tony Award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and in "Believe" on NBC. John Horton's stage career has spanned five decades, encompassing not only Broadway revivals of Anything Goes and Kiss Me, Kate but also playing Antonio Salieri in Amadeus. In addition to appearances on Broadway in War Horse and Hedda Gabler opposite Kate Burton, David Lansbury has been seen on screen in Michael Clayton and Scent of a Woman. Sally Rogers returns to the New York stage after appearing in Out of Joint's Blue Heart at BAM, her fourth production with Out of Joint. Best known as part of the award-winning comedy team behind "The League of Gentlemen," Reece Shearsmith has appeared on screen in High Rise and in Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright's The World's End.
Hangmen will feature scenic and costume design by Anna Fleischle, lighting design by Joshua Carr, sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph, dialects by Stephen Gabis, fight choreography by J. David Brimmer, UK casting by Amy Ball, CDG, and US casting by Telsey+Company; Adam Caldwell, CSA; Will Cantler, CSA; Karyn Casl, CSA.
Photo Credit: Doug Hamilton