The Pillowman Tickets
“The Pillowman is a spellbinding stunner of a play.” Ben Brantley, New York Times
Martin McDonagh’s Olivier Award-winning play The Pillowman makes its eagerly anticipated West End Premiere following its London debut at the National 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 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 we pay for freedom of expression.
With an all-star cast including Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals, Nowhere Boy) and Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentlemen, Inside No. 9), Matthew Dunster (Hangmen, True West) directs the first major revival of Martin McDonagh’s (Hangmen, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) electrifying and savagely funny play at the intimate Duke of York’s Theatre for a strictly limited season from 24 July.
Age restrictionThis production is recommended for ages 14+
Running timeTo be confirmed.
Performance dates12 June - 02 September 2023
Venue InformationDuke of Yorks TheatreSt Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
Upcoming Performance Times
- Monday12 June 2023
- Tuesday13 June 2023
- Wednesday14 June 2023
- Thursday15 June 2023
- Friday16 June 2023
- Saturday17 June 2023
- Saturday17 June 2023
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News / Productions
The Pillowman postpones summer run at Duke of York's Theatre to 2021
This summer's hotly-anticipated return of Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman has now been officially postponed, it has been announced. Directed by Matthew Dunster (A Very Very Very Dark Matter, Hangmen) and set to star Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Katurian and Steve Pemberton as Tupolski, the Olivier Award-winning play will now run at the West End's Duke of York's Theatre in summer 2021, with exact dates yet to be determined.
5 Jun, 2020 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / New Shows + Transfers
New revival of The Pillowman to run at the Duke of York's Theatre
A new revival production of Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman is set to run at the Duke of York's Theatre in London this summer, it has been announced. The show's return comes more than 15 years after its initial Olivier Award-winning run at the National Theatre that starred David Tennant (Good, Doctor Who)and its two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway transfer that starred Jeff Goldblum (The Prince of Egypt). The 12-week production will star Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Steve Pemberton.
28 Feb, 2020 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels