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The show below is due to open after that date so (on current information) it is likely to go ahead as scheduled.

The Pillowman

Martin McDonagh's Olivier Award-winning play The Pillowman makes its eagerly anticipated West End Premiere following its London debut at the National Theatre.
The Pillowman at the Duke of York's Theatre

Image courtesy Duke of York's Theatre


Genre: Black comedy
Venue: Duke of York's Theatre
Starts: Fri 24 July 2020
Closes: Sat 17 October 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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'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 his 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 we pay for freedom of expression.

With an all-star cast including Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals, Nowhere Boy) and Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentlemen, Inside No. 9), Matthew Dunster (Hangmen, True West) directs the first major revival of Martin McDonagh's (Hangmen, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) electrifying and savagely funny play at the intimate Duke of York's Theatre for a strictly limited season from 24 July.

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Postal address:
St Martin's Lane
London WC2N 4BG

Box office tel: 0844 871 3051

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Previews from:Friday 24 July 2020

Closes:Saturday 17 October 2020

Performance days & times


Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Thursday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


From £19

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Steve Pemberton


Author: Martin McDonagh
Director: Matthew Dunster

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