by Martin McDonagh
12 June - 2 September 2023
Duke Of York's Theatre

“The first duty of a storyteller is to tell a story’. Or was it ‘The only duty of a storyteller is to tell a story"

In a totalitarian state a Writer is questioned by the authorities about a spate of murders that bear similarities to her short stories. Is this life imitating art or something more sinister? This black comedy widely regarded as one of the greatest plays of the past 25 years, examines the role of the artist in society and asks what price do we pay for freedom of expression.

With an all-star cast including Lily Allen and Steve Pemberton, Matthew Dunster directed the West End Premiere of Martin McDonagh’s electrifying and savagely funny Olivier award-winning play, THE PILLOWMAN at the intimate Duke of York’s Theatre for a strictly limited season.

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Lily Allen - Katurian
Steve Pemberton - Tupolski
Paul Kaye - Ariel
Matthew Tennyson - Michal
Rebecca Lee - Mother (understudy Katurian)
Daniel Millar - Father (understudy Tupolski & Ariel)
Carlotta Di Gregori - Understudy Mother
David Angland - Blind Man (understudy Father)


Writer - Martin McDonagh
Director - Matthew Dunster
Production Designer - Anna Fleischle
Lighting Designer - Neil Austin
Sound Designer - Ian Dickinson
Video Designer - Dick Straker
Casting Director - Amy Ball CDG
Fight Direction - RC Annie
Movement Director - Chi-San Howard
Associate Director - Isabel Marr
Associate Designer - Liam Bunster
Sound Number 1 - Sean McCabe
Propworks - Props Supervisor
Make up and SFX Supervisor - Suzanne Scotcher
Costume Supervisor - Ilona Karas
Head of Hair & Make Up - Wednesday Walshe
Head of Wardrobe - Charlie Stidwill
Company Manager - Kate McDowell
Deputy Stage Manager - Jasmin Hay
Assistant Stage Manager - Chris Carr

LILY ALLEN / STEVEN PEMBERTON THE PILLOWMAN by Martin McDonagh directed by Mathew Dunster Duke of York's Theatre From June 2023