There’s the framework of a cathedral. Just the skeleton really. In amongst the beams, ropes and pillars move the actors. All the same but not the same. Medieval and modern.
Soon they get to telling the story. The same one they always tell. The story of THE HANGING MAN.
They don’t know all of it. Some bits they make up to make it sound better than it was. Some bits they are not sure about but they believe them to be true, sometimes things might get just a bit personal.
Improbable return with a bitter-sweet-bitter tale of an architect, a half finished building and a man getting to know Death.
WINNER BEST DESIGNER 2003 TMA AWARDS
THE HANGING MAN is a co-production with The West Yorkshire Playhouse, Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University with support from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Walker Art Center through a grant from The Rockefeller Foundation's Multi-Arts Production Fund with additional support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Lyric Hammersmith, and Weiner Festwochen.
Presented and produced in association with Pomegranate Arts.
Lisa Hammond, Nick Haverson, Rick Katz, Catherine Marmier,
Rachel Spence, Ed Woodall
Directed, Designed and Scripted by:
Phelim McDermott, Lee Simpson and Julian Crouch
Co -designed by:
Sound designed by:
Lighting designed by:
Costumes designed by:
Photographs on website for THE HANGING MAN by:
Keith Pattison, 2003
Following its initial run at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, (opening on 19 April 2003), The Lyric Hammersmith, The Brighton Festival and The Vienne Festival THE HANGING MAN toured to Columbus, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York and in 2006 it was presented at the Sydney Opera House.
The Hanging Man was performed for the last time at the Sydney Opera House. The set still remains in Sydney.