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The Pillowman
The Pillowman Tickets

The Pillowman Tickets

12 Jun 2023 - 2 Sep 2023

The Pillowman Information

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?

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 Lily Allen and Steve Pemberton, Matthew Dunster directs the first major revival 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.

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Access Performances

  • Captioned: 2nd August – 7.30pm
  • Audio Described: July 25th – 7.30pm

Run time

2hr 25m (incl. interval)

Opening date

June 12th, 2023

Closing date

September 2nd, 2023



Recommended 14+

Cast and creative

By: Martin McDonagh
Director: Matthew Dunster
Cast list: Steve Pemberton, Lily Allen, Paul Kaye, Matthew Tennyson, Rebecca Lee, Daniel Millar, Carlotta Di Gregori, David Angland, Ruby Siddle, Madelynne Mills, Sophia Cullingford, Lexi Anna Scott, Darcy Crosby, Lillie Stocker
Set: Anna Fleischle
Costume: Anna Fleischle
Sound: Ian Dickinson

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