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Square Chapel Arts Centre presents

A Reading of The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh

Sun 02 Feb, 7:30pm at Red Brick Auditorium

Tickets: £20 (Ticket price includes a £1 Theatre Support Fee), approx running time: 2hr 30mins (includes 15 min interval)

Age: 15

The Pillowman is a play by Irish playwriter, screenwriter, producer, and director Martin McDonagh who is best known for the films In Bruges (2008), Seven Psychopaths (2012) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (2017). Martin McDonagh is sometimes referred to as someone who possessed the sickest mind of his generation. Fortunately, he puts this asset to good use and creates thoughtful, funny and disturbing plays for us to enjoy, of which this is no exception.

The play is based in an interrogation room where writer, Katurian, is being interrogated by two detectives. Next door the writer’s mentally disabled brother Michael waits. The detectives want to know why Katurian’s stories feature gruesome plots about child murder and torture, and, why they seem to mirror a string of recent child murders in the area.

The cast for this dark comedy reading includes Square Chapel patrons Reece Dinsdale and Ian Puleston-Davies with actors Karen Henthorn, Steve Evets and Mark Charnock.

Director: Reece Dinsdale

Producer: Sofia Cann

Tech: Sam Mitchell

This rehearsed reading is a Square Chapel fundraising event.

‘Sometimes you don’t even know what you’ve been craving until the real thing comes along.’ New York Times

‘McDonagh is more than just a very clever theatrical stylist. His tricks and turns have a purpose. They are bridges over a deep pit of sympathy and sorrow, illuminated by a tragic vision of stunted and frustrated lives.’ Fintan O’Toole, Irish Times.