The Pillowman, London

The Pillowman

Duke of York's Theatre, London

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Martin McDonagh’s Tony and Olivier Award-winning play The Pillowman receives its West End premiere at the Duke of York’s Theatre in 2021.

Golden Globe winner Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals, Kick-Ass film series) and Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentlemen, Killing Eve, Inside Number 9) star in this electrifying dark comedy, directed by Matthew Dunster (Hangmen).

Examining the role of the artist in society and the price of freedom of expression, The Pillowman is considered to be one of the greatest plays of the past 25 years.

Full dates for the 2021 production of The Pillowman at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London to be announced.

What’s the Story?

While living in a police state, a writer named Katurian is interrogated about a spate of murders that bear many similarities to his short stories. What has made Katurian write like he does? Is this simply life imitating art or something more sinister?

Who’s in it? The Pillowman Cast

The cast is led by Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals, Kick-Ass film series) as Katurian and Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentlemen, Killing Eve, Inside Number 9) as Tupolski. 

Further casting for The Pillowman is to be announced.

Creative Team

Written by Martin McDonough with direction by Matthew Dunster, set & costume by Anna Fleischle and sound design by Ian Dickinson.


Reviews for The Pillowman coming soon.

Venue Information

Duke of York's Theatre, 45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N 4BG
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line), Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176

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