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The Pillowman

Thursday 7 February 2013, 7.30PM

The Pillowman is a 2003 play by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh. It received its first public reading in an early version at the Finborough Theatre, London, in 1995. It tells the tale of Katurian, a fiction writer living in a police state who is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories, and their similarities to a number of bizarre child murders occurring in his town. The play received the 2004 Olivier Award for Best New Play, the 2004-5 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best New Foreign Play, and two Tony Awards for production. It was nominated for the 2004 Evening Standard Award for Best New Play.

Performances:

Thursday 7th, Friday 8th and Saturday 9th Feb in the Black Box Studio at 7.30pm.‌

Location: The Black Box, Department of Theatre, Film and Television, Heslington East Campus, University of York

Admission: £6; £4 for students. (Suitable for over-14s.)

Email: Hannah Wills [hsw501@york.ac.uk]