Next Week! The Pillowman
“Right at this moment, I don’t care if they kill me. I don’t care. But they’re not going to kill my stories. They’re not going to kill my stories. They’re all I’ve got.”
Eastern Europe, circa 1980. Katurian, a writer of macabre children’s stories, is dragged into a police interrogation. A string of crimes, reminiscent of his bizarre stories, has been uncovered. With the clock ticking to his imminent execution, can Katurian convince the police that all he does is write stories?
Oscar-winning screenwriter Martin McDonagh astonishes once more in this play that takes us into a dark fairy-tale world in the best traditions of the Brothers Grimm.
“Sometimes you don’t know what you have been craving until the real thing comes along.” – The New York Times
Recommended age: 16+ Contains disturbing themes. Trigger warnings: Child abuse and child murder, depictions of mental illness, violence, police brutality and firearm use.
KATURIAN: Ricky Valentine
TUPOLSKI: Steven Smith
ARIEL: Luke Bowkett
MICHAL: Owain Miller
ENSEMBLE OF NARRATORS, PUPPETEERS, CHORUS:
Carmen Diana Almeida, Jess Courtney, Lottie Dunkley, Tim Davies, Daniel de Gruchy, Felix Jones, Phil Jones, Jen Keating