Paul Kaye & Matthew Tennyson to join The Pillowman with Lily Allen & Steve Pemberton

Further casting has been revealed for the forthcoming West End revival of Martin McDonagh’s play The Pillowman at the Duke of York’s Theatre.

Paul Kaye and Matthew Tennyson are set to join the cast of Martin McDonagh’s acclaimed, Olivier Award-winning comedy, alongside Lily Allen (2:22 A Ghost Story) and Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentleman).

Paul Kaye, who plays Ariel, is best know for his TV work including Game of Thrones and Afterlife. His previous stage credits including originating the role of the Mr Wormwood in Matilda The Musical for the RSC, for which he was Olivier nominated, and The Suicide and Our Country’s Good for the National Theatre.

Matthew Tennyson, who plays Michal, recently appeared as Wilfred Owen in Terence Davies’ film Benediction and made his screen debut in Pride directed by Matthew Warchus. His theatre includes Sally Cookson’s A Monster Calls at The Old Vic, Cleansed for the National Theatre and Making Noise Quietly at the Donmar Warehouse; and his TV credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Humans.

Further casting is to be announced. 

The Pillowman is directed by Matthew Dunster – a busy man at the moment, who currently has 2:22 A Ghost Story starring Cheryl and Shirley Valentine starring Sheridan Smith both playing in the West End.

Joining Martin and Matthew on the creative team are Production Designer Anna Fleischle, Lighting Designer is Neil Austin, Sound Designer, Ian Dickinson for Autograph and Casting is by Amy Ball.

In the play, Lily Allen plays a writer in a police state who is interrogated about the content of her short stories and their similarities to several murders occurring in the town.

The show runs at the Duke of York Theatre in London from 10 June to 2 September 2023.

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