Strong or offensive language / Scenes of violence / Flashing images or strobe lighting / Smoke or haze effects
Lyric+ Member Discounts
2-for-1 on Previews (16 - 17 May)*
10% Discount on Tuesday and Wednesday performances*
*Subject to Membership Tier and T&Cs.
"We like executing writers. Dimwits we can execute any day. And we do. But, you execute a writer, it sends out a signal, y'know?" – Martin McDonagh
Step into the captivating world of The Pillowman, an extraordinary stage play by award-winning playwright Martin McDonagh that plunges deep into the mysterious realms of oppression and artistic expression. Within the confines of a totalitarian state, a writer finds himself ensnared in a gripping interrogation, his short stories echoing the unsettling reality of ongoing child murders in his town. The stage is set with a chilling atmosphere, marked by an ominous proclamation.
From the ingenious mind of Martin McDonagh, celebrated for masterpieces like The Banshees of Inisherin, emerges a horror comedy that dissects the profound role of the artist in society. Widely hailed as one of the greatest plays of the past 25 years, The Pillowman compels us to contemplate the true cost of our cherished freedom of expression. The show will have you laughing and trembling in equal measure, delivering a funny and terrifying experience that will linger in your memory long after the curtain falls.
The Lyric Theatre is thrilled to join forces once again with long-time collaborators Prime Cut Productions, following the triumph of last year's critically acclaimed The Beauty Queen Of Leenane, which secured the 'Best Play Revival' award at the 2023 UK Theatre Awards. Join us on this thrilling artistic journey as we bring to life another McDonagh masterpiece.