Written by Martin McDonagh, The Pillowman is set in a Police interrogation room in a totalitarian state, a writer is questioned over the content of some short stories, which bear an uncanny similarity to real-life murders of children.
This provocative and thoroughly entertaining piece uses razor sharp, rapid-fire dialogue to explore themes such as oppression, control, censorship, and the role of trauma in shaping human behaviour.
Our interpretation of The Pillowman fuses text based theatre, physical theatre, shadow work, multimedia and puppetry in a dynamic multidisciplinary production.
In 2015 Shock Therapy Production presented The Pillowman in the Visy Theatre at the Brisbane Powerhouse. This production was Directed by Sam Foster and featured Hayden Jones (Tupolski), Tama Matheson (Michal), Ben Warren (Katurian), Sam Foster (Ariel) and Anna Straker.
Written by: MARTIN MCDONAGH. Directed by: SAM FOSTER. Starring: HAYDEN JONES, SAM FOSTER, TAMA MATHESON, BEN WARREN AND ANNA STRAKER. Please contact us for more information.