Published on: Sunday October 2, 2022

The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, directed by Simon Futty

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A writer in a totalitarian state is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of child-murders that are happening in his town.

The Pillowman was performed to great acclaim at the National Theatre in 2003 and starred David Tennant and Jim Broadbent. It subsequently opened on Broadway and starred Billy Crudup and Jeff Goldblum. The tone throughout is darkly comic, sliding between the very real world of a terrifying police interrogation in an unnamed totalitarian state and the fantasy world of Grimm-style fairy tale. McDonagh is known for his dark stage comedies such The Lieutenant of Inishmore and Hangmen. His film work includes writing and directing In Bruges and writing the screen play for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri for which he won an Oscar. He has recently returned to his Irish roots by writing and directing The Banshees of Inisherin.

Friday 4 November 6pm – 10pm
Saturday 5 November 10am – 5pm
Friday 11 November 6pm – 10pm
Saturday 12 November 10am – 5pm

Tuesday 28 Feburary 2023 – Saturday 4 March 7:30pm with a matinee at 2:30pm on Saturday
Performances will be in the Seligman Theatre at Chapter

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