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‘The Pillowman’ starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Steve Pemberton postponed to 2021

The West End premiere of Martin McDonagh’s dark comedy, The Pillowman, has been postponed to 2021 due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic and uncertainty of when UK theatre’s will be able to re-open.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals) and Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentlemen, Benidorm), who were already announced to star in the production, are still committed to the project which has yet to announce reschedule dates.

Due to begin a 12-week run at the Duke of York’s theatre on 24 July 2020, McDonagh’s acclaimed play is widely regarded as one of the greatest plays of the last 25 years.

Set in a totalitarian state, the play centres on a writer (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) who is questioned by the authorities about a string of murders which bear striking similarities to his short stories.

Helmed by Matthew Dunster (Hangmen), the creative team includes Anna Fleischle (set & costume design) and Ian Dickinson (sound design).

Re-scheduled dates and full casting to be announced shortly.

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