THE PILLOWMAN by Martin McDonagh

10th June - 2nd September 2023

Duke Of York's Theatre


“’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’”

In a totalitarian state a Writer is questioned by the authorities about a spate of murders that bear similarities to her short stories. Is this life imitating art or something more sinister? This black comedy widely regarded as one of the greatest plays of the past 25 years, examines the role of the artist in society and asks what price do we pay for freedom of expression.

With an all-star cast including Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Steve Pemberton, Matthew Dunster directs the West End Premiere of Martin McDonagh’s electrifying and savagely funny Olivier award-winning play, THE PILLOWMAN at the intimate Duke of York’s Theatre for a strictly limited season.

Lily Allen
Steve Pemberton

Matthew Dunster - Director
Anna Fleischle - Designer
Neil Austin - Lighting Designer
Ian Dickinson - Sound Designer
Amy Ball - Casting
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