Oscar-winning Martin McDonagh’s black comedy thriller The Pillowman opens at the Lyric Theatre next week, in a new production from Decadent Theatre Company.
The play, which has won two Tony Awards, the Olivier Award for Best New Play, and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Foreign Play, has received widespread critical acclaim in London, New York and the Irish Republic, and has cemented McDonagh’s reputation as one of the leading playwrights and film writers of his generation.
Decadent’s production stars David McSavage (The Savage Eye) and Gary Lydon (War Horse, The Guard, Calvary) as two brutal policemen operating in a totalitarian state. When the short story writer Katurian K Katurian (Peter Campion – London Irish, 6Degrees, Lawless) is brought in for questioning he can’t understand what he could have done wrong, but he gradually realises that there may be a terrible connection between his stories and a series of bizarre and horrific murders.
The Lyric Theatre’s Executive Producer Jimmy Fay said, “Martin McDonagh’s plays have always been hugely popular in Northern Ireland, and for many people The Pillowman is his finest work. We’re excited to host this incredible production and its all-star cast, and I’d urge anyone with an interest in award-winning theatre, gripping thrillers and the art of comic storytelling to see this show.”