Comedies don’t come any blacker than this. Thrilling, thought-provoking, horrific and hilarious!
The Pillowman is a gripping and wickedly funny black comedy, by acclaimed Irish playwright/screenwriter Martin McDonagh (Seven Psychopaths, In Bruges).
Set in a Police interrogation room in a totalitarian state, a writer is questioned over the content of some short stories, which bear an uncanny similarity to real-life murders of children.
This provocative and thoroughly entertaining piece uses razor sharp, rapid-fire dialogue to explore themes such as oppression, control and censorship.
This dense content is dealt with in a very clever and masterful way, using comedy and a form of modern absurdism, to have the audience laughing hysterically at the most inappropriate of times.