The Pillowman : The Olivier Award Winning masterpiece, Lyric Theatre Tues 24 Mar – Sun 19 Apr

The Pillowman

Writer: Martin McDonagh

Date(s) and time: Tues 24 Mar – Sun 19 Apr / Previews March 24, 25 & 26

Times: Tues – Sat 7.45pm / Sat & Sun 2.30pm

The Irish Premiere of the Olivier Award Winning masterpiece

From internationally-acclaimed author Martin McDonagh, writer and director of feature films such as In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, comes the first ever Irish tour of The Pillowman. When stories become gruesome reality, surely it can only be the author who is to blame? An interrogation room. Two police officers are determined to make a young writer pay the ultimate price for telling tales, when it transpires that the content of some of his short stories bear an uncanny similarity to horrific real-life crimes.

Following the success of their recent tour of McDonagh’s A Skull in Connemara, Decadent Theatre Company return with this must-see production. The Pillowman celebrates the raw, vital human instinct to invent fantasies, to lie for sport, to con for one’s own end. Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman is as dark a comedy as it is possible to find.

Prices: Off Peak Previews £15 / Off-Peak (Tues – Thurs Evening + matinees) £20 / Peak (Fri & Sat Evening) £24.50

Contact Lyric Box Office on 028 90381081 or visit

”Comedies don’t come any blacker than The Pillowman. A spellbinding stunner of a play”
New York Times

“McDonagh’s tricks and turns have a purpose – they are bridges over a deep pit of sympathy and sorrow, illuminated by a tragic vision of stunted and frustrated lives”
Irish Times

“The laughs elicited by The Pillowman are the kind that trail into gulps and gasps, appropriate to a show that concerns a man under suspicion of torturing and killing children with no mercy and lots of imagination”
New York Times

Contains strong language and adult content.


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