Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen returns to the Gaiety Theatre stage following its successful run in Dublin and Galway

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Gaiety Productions have today announced the return of Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen to the Gaiety stage following its hugely successful run in Dublin and Galway earlier this year. Tickets from €20  including booking fee are on sale now from

Opening at the Gaiety Theatre from 19 October until 4 November 2023, this major production comes hot on the heels of the release of McDonagh’s award-winning feature film, The Banshees of Inisherin.

Featuring Irish stars of stage and screen in Ireland and abroad, this darkly comic tale follows the success of recent Gaiety Productions of Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Lieutenant of Inishmore and The Lonesome West.  

The full cast for Hangmen features Aisling O’Sullivan (Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Joyride), Anthony Morris (Endgame, Red Rock, The Dry, Titanic: Blood and Steel), Chris McCurry (Belfast, Bloodlands), Daniel Reardon (Chekhov’s First Play, The Rehearsal, This Beach) Denis Conway (The Lonesome West, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Aisha, Brooklyn), Gary Lydon (The Banshees of Inisherin, Brooklyn, Borstal Boy, The Clinic), Ian-Lloyd Anderson (Magpie Murders, Deadly Cuts, Love/Hate ), Joe Hanley (Fair City, Sisters, The Shawshank Redemption, The Lieutenant of Inishmore), Jonice Elmore (Masters of the Air, The English Game, Shameless, Downton Abbey), Olivia Byrne (Pixie), Peter Gowen (The Lieutenant Of Inishmore, Love/Hate, The Tudors), and Stephen O’Leary (Fair City, Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope, Smalltown).

The creative team is led by director Andrew Flynn who has a long association with McDonagh’s work having directed The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Lieutenant of Inishmore and Lonesome West for Gaiety Productions as well as The Pillowman and A Skull in Connemara, which received 3 nominations in The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards. 

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