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  • Cork

    Venue: The Everyman
    16 - 21 March
    Start time: 20:00

  • Belfast

    Venue: The Lyric Theatre
    24 March - 19 April
    Start time: 20:00

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Read reviews of Decadent’s tour of the Irish premiere of The Pillowman by acclaimed writer Martin McDonagh.

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Blog

Lighting The Pillowman

Lighting The Pillowman

Belfast’s Ciaran Bagnall provides a delicate, passionate account of why he is so proud to be working on The Pillowman and in the theatre industry I’ve been a Martin McDonagh fan for a long time. One of my first major “breaks” as a professional lighting designer was to light...

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From Nothing, Comes Nothing: Martin McDonagh’s Six Shooter

From Nothing, Comes Nothing: Martin McDonagh’s Six Shooter

This modern classic is a deep dive into existentialism, nothingness and beauty Focusing on the existence of objects and people, Roquentin in Sartres’ Nausea, discovers that “existence precedes essence.” Looking at the root of a chestnut tree in Bouville, France, he realizes that his perception of the root’s essence,...

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“The First Duty of A Storyteller”: Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman

“The First Duty of A Storyteller”: Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman

Patrick Lonergan, professor of Drama at NUI Galway and is the author of The Theatre and Films of Martin McDonagh (Bloomsbury), addresses the place of The Pillowman in modern society. In 1949 the Russian authorities decided that it was time to arrest Boris Pasternak. They’d long been suspicious of...

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