With an all-star solid together with Lily Allen and Steve Pemberton, Matthew Dunster directs the primary main revival and West Finish season of Martin McDonagh’s electrifying and savagely humorous Olivier Award-winning play The Pillowman.
Performances start on the intimate Duke of York’s Theatre on Saturday 10 June, for a strictly restricted 12-week run by way of to Saturday 2 September 2023.
Martin McDonagh, who has simply received the Greatest Screenplay Award on the Venice Movie Competition for his new, critically-acclaimed film The Banshees of Inisherin, can be the multi Olivier, BAFTA and Academy Award-winning playwright and screen-writer answerable for Three Billboards Exterior Ebbing, Missouri, In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths and Six Shooter.
Lily Allen, who made her West Finish debut in 2:22 – A Ghost Story on the Noel Coward Theatre in a job for which she was awarded Greatest Feminine-Figuring out Function in a Play on the Whatsonstage Awards and Olivier nominated, will play Katurian, the primary time the position has been performed by a girl. Up subsequent, Allen will star within the new Sky unique comedy Dreamland which is able to premiere in 2023. Lily can be an internationally famend singer and songwriter.
Steve Pemberton is a member of The League of Gents with Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson. He co-wrote and appeared in Psychoville and Inside No. 9 for which he received the BAFTA for Greatest Male Comedy Efficiency in 2019. His different tv credit embody: Killing Eve, Good Omens, Worzel Gummidge, Physician Who, Benidorm, Blackpool, Shameless, Whitechapel, Completely satisfied Valley and Mapp and Lucia. His stage work consists of taking part in Mr Hardcastle in She Stoops to Conquer on the Nationwide Theatre. Steve will play Tupolski.
Additional casting is but to be introduced.
In a totalitarian state a Author is questioned by the authorities a few spate of murders that bear similarities to her quick tales. Is that this life imitating artwork or one thing extra sinister? This black comedy broadly considered one of many best performs of the previous 25 years, examines the position of the artist in society and asks what value will we pay for freedom of expression.
Martin McDonagh’s Olivier Award-winning Hangmen ran efficiently within the West Finish and on Broadway. His different performs embody The Magnificence Queen of Leenane, A Cranium in Connemara, The Lonesome West, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Cripple of Inishmaan, A Behanding in Spokane and A Very Very Very Darkish Matter.