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by Martin McDonagh



Hangmen transfers to the Wyndham’s Theatre from Tuesday 1 December.


‘I’m just as good as bloody Pierrepoint’


In his small pub in Oldham, Harry 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 sycophantic pub regulars, dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, a peculiar stranger lurks, with a very different motive for his visit.


‘Don’t worry. I may have my quirks but I’m not an animal. Or am I? One for the courts to discuss.’


Martin McDonagh returns to the Royal Court with his first UK play in more than ten years.



From 1 December 2015


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Director by Matthew Dunster

Designer Anna Fleischle

Lighting Designer Joshua Carr

Sound Designer Ian Dickinson


'Anna Fleischle’s gorgeous set, with a prison cell that rises to reveal the best onstage pub in the history of onstage pubs, and opens to reveal a rain-soaked greasy spoon...' Exeunt


'Anna Fleischle’s extraordinary design moves from starkness to the cluttered fug of a pub...' The Observer


'Anna Fleischle’s ingenious design evokes the timeworn textures of a pub that looks like a diseased lung...'

Evening Standard


'Anna Fleischle’s remarkable set..' Express


'Anna Fleischle’s multi-level set is also a rich thing: the eerie cream brick death cell of the opening scene rises up, slowly and dramatically, to reveal an immaculate recreation of a 1960s boozer, all brass and etched glass, the wood brown as ale, the air like an ashtray, Dunhill-thick...'

The Stage



'...the period detail of the pub set (revealed in a virtuosic coup de théâtre)... City A.M.



★★★★★ Telegraph


★★★★★ Independent


★★★★★ Time Out


★★★★★ Whats On Stage


★★★★★ Observer


★★★★★ Sunday Times


★★★★★ Daily Express


★★★★ The Times


★★★★ The Guardian

Anna Fleischle is nominated for


Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2015


Maritn McDonagh is nominated for

BEST PLAY 'Hangmen'

Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2015



conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson


DV8 Physical Theatre


Artistic Director, Lloyd Newson interviewed over 50 men asking them frank questions about their lives. Their stories about love, sex and personal struggles converge in an unexpected way, providing an insight into a world unknown by most. This new verbatim dance-theatre work follows on from DV8's last two productions: To Be Straight With You (Grand Prix de Danse, 2009 – Paris) and Can We Talk About This? (Helpmann Award for Best Dance, 2012 – Sydney; Production of the Year, Tanz Magazine, 2012 - Germany). Contains adult themes, strong language and nudity.


Previewing in Stockholm and Oslo May/June 2014


Premiere: Vienna 5.8.2014


National Theatre, Lyttleton from October 2014


followed by International Tour.

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'...As a piece of dance theatre John is outstanding. Every aspect of stagecraft, from the remarkable stage design by Anna Fleischle, who also designed the costumes... is perfectly judged and executed. It doesn’t feel too much of an exaggeration to say that John is a masterpiece. A blisteringly powerful, superbly executed and performed piece of dance theatre – or indeed any kind of theatre....'. 

★★★★★ The Public Reviews, Liverpool


"The scenography (by Anna Fleischle) is as straightforward as it is astonishing. An ever rotating, round platform with different rooms unnoticeably changing appearance. "

PREVIEW PRESS Dagens Nyheter, Stockholm


'...Hearts will end up in mouths, hairs stand on end and socks get blown off. John really is that good, that arresting...'

British Theatre Guide, Liverpool


‘Explosive. Magnificently performed.’Kurier, Vienna Premiere ★★★★★


‘Brilliantly choreographed.’Der Standard, Vienna Premiere

Conceive and directed by Lloyd Newson

Designer Anna Fleischle

Lighting Designer Richard Godin

Sound Designer Garteh Fry

The End of Longing

by Matthew Perry




Playhouse Theatre


From February 2016


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directed by Lindsay Posner

Designer Anna Fleischle

Lighting Designer Lucy Carter

Sound Designer Isobel Waller-Bridge

Associate Designer Loren Elstein



by Stefan Zweig


directed by Simon McBurney


Young soldier Hofmiller is invited to Baron Kekesfalva’s castle. The soirée is a success: Hofmiller manages to entertain with one amusing anecdote after another. Inebriated by his accomplishment, he asks Edith, the host’s daughter, for a dance. But Edith blanches. Hofmiller recognises he has committed a faux pas, but only when the girl‹s cousin explains that Edith is paralised does he comprehend the extent of his offence and flees the castle. The following morning he sends flowers and Edith retaliates with an invitation to tea. Soon, Hofmiller is a daily guest at the castle, not noticing that the mentally fragile Edith has fallen desperately in love with him. When Hofmiller understands the truth, he proposes marriage, but once Edith realises that this has only happened out of pity, her initial delight mutates into a despairing rage ...


»Beware of Pity« deals with the question of what is true compassion and how difficult it is sincerely to suffer vicariously with another human being. Simon McBurney is an actor, director and co-founder of legendary British theatre company Complicite. For his stage version of »Beware of Pity«, McBurney is working with a German theatre ensemble for the first time.


A Schaubühne and Complicite co-production


From 19 December 2015


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directed by Simon McBurney

Set Designer Anna Fleischle

Costume Designer Holly Waddington

Lighting Designer Paul Anderson

Sound Designer Pete Malkin, Benjamin Grant

Video Desing Will Duke

Dramaturgy Maja Zade

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