20 July, 2016 //

The Pillowman

Decadent Theatre’s Irish premiere of The Pillowman, by internationally-acclaimed author Martin McDonagh (writer and director of feature films In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths), earned rave reviews on its first nation-wide tour in 2015.

When stories become gruesome reality, surely it can only be the author who is to blame? An interrogation room. Two police officers are determined to make a young writer pay the ultimate price for telling tales, when it transpires that the content of some of his short stories bear an uncanny similarity to horrific real-life crimes.

Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Play, the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play and two Tony Awards, The Pillowman has taken the West End and Broadway by storm.

This must-see production celebrates the raw, vital human instinct to invent fantasies, to lie for sport, to con for one’s own end. Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman is as dark a comedy as it is possible to find.

Written by Martin McDonagh
Directed by Andrew Flynn
Presented by Decadent Theatre

Duration: 120 mins. One Interval

Contains strong language & adult content.