The Pillowman

Director: Matthew Dunster

Playwright: Martin McDonagh

Cast: Lily Allen, Steve Pemberton, Paul Kaye, Matthew Tennyson

Producer: Empire Street Productions

“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 her 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 do we pay for freedom of expression.

Produced by Empire Street Productions in June, 2023 at Duke Of York's Theatre