The Pillowman

By Martin McDonagh

Robinson Theatre, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge, 1 – 4 May 2019


“A great man once said `The first duty of a storyteller is to tell a story’… That’s what I do, tell stories”

In a totalitarian state, somewhere at sometime, writer Katurian is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of child-murders that are happening in his town. Does art excuse the artist from moral responsibility?

Martin McDonagh’s story about stories explores truth and lies, innocence and guilt, love and sacrifice, not to mention police brutality, innocence and the dangers of pushy parents.

Comedies do not come any darker than this.

This play is suitable for an adult audience


This amateur production of “The Pillowman” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.