Matthew Dunster directs the first major revival and West End season of Martin McDonagh’s electrifying and savagely funny Olivier Award-winning play, The Pillowman, at at the Duke of York's Theatre for a strictly limited season. Starring Lily Allen and Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentlemen & Inside No. 9) with further casting is to be announced.
In a totalitarian state a Writer is questioned by the authorities about a spate of murders that bear similarities to his short stories. Is this life imitating art or something more sinister?
Highly regarded as one of the greatest plays of the past 25 years, this black comedy examines the role of the artist in society and asks what price do we pay for freedom of expression.
"The first duty of a storyteller is to tell a story". Or was it "The only duty of a storyteller is to tell a story."
The Pillowman is produced by Empire Street Productions, the same company that brought the hugely successful Prima Facie starring Jodie Comer to the West End this year.
Age Recommendation: 16+