The Pillowman

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...read more →

Martin McDonagh and His Film Work

Martin McDonagh and His Film Work

    This week Jamie Cullen dipped into McDonagh’s impressive collection of movie work Like the fearless paleontologists contemplating the societies of the dinosaurs who wandered around the earth 100 million years ago, I have travelled backwards in time this week. In intervals of four years I leaped, while doing my,...read more →

The Pillowman in Motion | Niall Byrne

The Pillowman in Motion | Niall Byrne

Sino-Gaelic ties brought Decadent and its audience a piece of stop motion artistry. When I was approached Decadent Theatre Company’s Marketing and PR Manager and my good friend Owen Barnes, and asked to produce an animated trailer for The Pillowman I could not refuse such an opportunity. After reading...read more →

Martin McDonagh and Galway Town

Martin McDonagh and Galway Town

After sitting in on an interview with Andrew Flynn, Jamie Cullen felt it necessary to put some things into a Galwegian perspective. Nineteen years ago Andrew Flynn, who currently holds the position of Artistic Director with Decadent Theatre Company but was then learning his trade as Assistant Stage Manager...read more →

The Pillowman is on the Moor

The Pillowman is on the Moor

When a fledgling, energetic Wexford writer meets theatre at its very best I urge you to try and imagine the simple, yet excitable melodies circling in the mind of the author on a Monday morning on his way up to The Green Apple to witness the first reading of...read more →

The Pillowman | Character Synopsis

The Pillowman | Character Synopsis

The four main characters Martin McDonagh gives us in The Pillowman are two captives (a murder suspect and his brother), and two captors (the two detectives who have brought them in for questioning). When a story is unspecified totalitarian state where everyone has vaguely Eastern European names, one would...read more →