Martin McDonagh’s Olivier Award-winning play The Pillowman makes its West End premiere at the Duke of York’s Theatre this summer for a strictly limited season. Asking what happens when life imitates art, Matthew Dunster directs the electrifying, dark comedy with an all-star cast.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson will play Katurian, best known for his Golden Globe-winning performance in Nocturnal Animals and starring as the titular character in the Kick-Ass film series.
Steve Pemberton will play Tupolski. He’s starred in a production of She Stoops To Conquer at the National Theatre, but he’s also a member of The League of Gentlemen alongside Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson. For television, he’s co-written and appeared in Inside Number 9 and Pyschoville.
Further casting for The Pillowman is to be announced.
While living in a police state, a writer named Katurian is interrogated about a spate of murders that bear many similarities to his short stories. What has made Katurian write like he does? Is this simply life imitating art or something more sinister?
Examining the role of the artist in society and the price of freedom of expression, The Pillowman is considered to be one of the greatest plays of the past 25 years.
The Pillowman received its premiere at the National Theatre in 2003, starring David Tennant, Jim Broadbent, Nigel Lindsay and Adam Godley. The Pillowman won best new play at the 2004 Olivier Awards, later transferring to Broadway and winning two Tony Awards.
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You can book from 06-Apr-2020 to 17-Oct-2020.
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