Hangmen@The Royal Court

We spent a great afternoon at the Royal Court watching Hangmen by Martin McDonagh. We had high expectations with a play written by the scriptwriter of the fabulous ‘In Bruges’ and starring favourite actors David Morrissey and Reece Shearsmith. We were not disappointed in any way.


The stage set created real drama in places and the hanging scenes were cleverly constructed to give a sense of execution without overpowering the sensibilities of the audience. David Morrissey dominated the stage for the most part but the timing and brilliance of Reece Shearsmith really shone in the second half. However, they were not alone in producing great performances, newcomer Bronwyn James was brilliant in her stage debut and Johnny Flynn was extraordinary as Mooney.

Don’t go expecting a dour play about public execution – but do go….the writing, the subject, the set and the performances create a kaleidoscope of dark, brilliant humour.


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Wade and Rock are a UK based couple who love good food and wildlife and love travelling to find it. Wade does most, but not all, of the writing and the photography. Rock shares the eating experience and tells Wade when planned posts fall short on sense or style or taste. In the opinion of Wade (and many of our friends) she is also a fabulous baker. WadeandRockandFood mainly consists of reviews of restaurants and pubs we have recently visited. WadeandRockandWildlife and WadeandRockandPlaces are mostly photoblogs.

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