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“Bloody hell, that was intense” Review Round-Up for THE PILLOWMAN

The Pillowman, 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. Divisive as it’s shown itself to be in reviews, there is no doubt that this will be the darkest piece of theatre you’ll see (or not) this year. Check out a review round-up below:

With an all-star cast including Lily Allen and Steve PembertonMatthew Dunster directs the first major revival 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. The production features Movement Direction from Agency Client Chi-San Howard.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Why Now
“Bloody hell, that was intense”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Theatre Weekly
“a masterpiece of dark comedy”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ All That Dazzles
“The incredible writing and immaculate direction of The Pillowman are matched by some stunning production elements”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Independent
“a modern classic in waiting”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Evening Standard
“Lily Allen is compulsively watchable in this wickedly funny work”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Broadway World
“Dunster’s impeccable directing means the audience can’t help but remain gripped throughout”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ London Theatre
“gasp-inducing and richly thought-provoking”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pocket Size Theatre
“…a master class in a double act that turns from comical to horrific in a matter of lines…

⭐⭐⭐½ The Reviews Hub
“Desperately thrilling and gripping”

⭐⭐⭐ The Telegraph
“Matthew Dunster’s production of Martin McDonagh’s playfully nasty tale is suitably sinister”

⭐⭐⭐ Time Out
“its vision of the world as an endless, interlocking world of bleak fables is darkly seductive”

⭐⭐⭐ The Upcoming
“the subject matter is often difficult to digest”

⭐⭐⭐ WhatsOnStage
“Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman is dark as ink

⭐⭐⭐ iNews
“smart and spiky”

⭐⭐ The Times
“a struggle to sit through”

⭐⭐ The Guardian
“There is a potentially explosive brilliance in this play”

Agency Client Chi-San Howard is represented by Maeve Bolger.