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The Pillowman

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Martin McDonagh 

  • Synopsis

    A writer in a totalitarian state is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of child-murders that are happening in the town.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    13 November 2003

  • Producer

    Produced by Royal National Theatre

  • Original Venue

    Royal National Theatre

  • Venue Notes

    Produced on the Cottesloe stage.

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    The Pillowman was first produced in Ireland by Decadent Theatre Company at the Town Hall Theatre, Galway in 2015.

Original Cast  
Tupolski Jim Broadbent
Boy James Daley
Michal Adam Godley
Girl Jennifer Higham
Ariel Nigel Lindsay
Mother Victoria Pembroke
Father Mike Sherman
Katurian David Tennant
Production Team  
Director John Crowley
Designer Scott Pask
Lighting Designer Hugh Vanstone
Sound Designer Paul Arditti

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The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.