Archives - The Pillowman

by Martin McDonagh

Directed by Danny Swanson

Friday 19th – Saturday 27th November 2010 in the Auditorium

A viciously funny, seriously disturbing tale about a writer in a totalitarian state who 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.

Tickets

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Show Talks

Free-of-charge pre- and post-show talks:

  • Tuesday 23rd at 7.30pm in the Clubroom — Dr. Cindy Lawford asks whether McDonagh is vain enough to think stories can kill.
  • Wednesday 24th at 7.30pm in the Clubroom — Director Danny Swanson connects the torture of children with painting pigs green.
  • Thursday 25th after the performance — Cast members stay on stage to answer audience questions.
It was a simply marvellous production. The actors were brilliant - I don't know how they remembered their parts so well. Congratulate them for me.

Wendy

We saw it on Tuesday. Play - disturbing content but powerful, moving acting and sensitive direction - congratulations to the Barn for having the courage to present it.

J. & G. Crossle

...just such a classy and complete production - the Barn at its best!

...absolutely b****y amazing.

I. Cullen

The production is fine it is the content that is SICK, SICK, SICK. I'd already given up on his Irish plays, I shall now avoid all his plays totally...

M. Cowie

Many congratulations on a stunning play - a masterclass of acting and directing! Worth the 250 mile!

J. Lloyd-Harper

Enjoyed an evening of startling drama at the Barn - The Pillowman is thought-provoking and totally absorbing - brilliantly acted and directed by all concerned - well done guys!

S. Jolly

Brilliant play, great direction, super acting and fantastic lego films- can't ask for more from a play really!

Go see Pillowman, Go see Pillowman, Go see Pillowman!

R. Wallace

Pillowman is the most powerful production I have seen at the Barn - terrific ensemble acting, the use of video inspired.

Proper theatre; top notch acting and direction.

Just to say I think it's one of the best things the Barn has ever done. Congratulations. That scene just after the interval...wow. Totally moving.

S. Thompson

Last night's performance of The Pillowman constituted one of the most memorable evenings I've spent at a theatre ANYWHERE! Well done to you all - it was one of those times when theatre was truly inspiring. Enjoy the plaudits that are bound to come.

Y. Reeves

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Part of the Barn’s 2010/2011 season

Presented by The Barn Theatre Club

Cast

Tupolski-Luke Lilly
Katurian-Andy Nash
Ariel-Emily Fairman
Michal-Sandy Underwood

Creative team

Director-Danny Swanson
Stage Manager-Trevor Watkins
Assistant Stage Manager-Kay Russell
Production Secretary-Wendy Bage
Set Design-Eric Farlie
Set Construction-Eric Farlie
Richard Deacon
Norman Merry
Pat Finch
Lighting Design-Alex Campbell
Phil Christy
Sound Design-Matt Cooper
Special Effects-James Rowles
Costumes-Sheila Grimmant
Original Lego Films-Oliver Madgwick
Film Sound and Editing-Rob Wallace

Special thanks to Chris Janes, Steve Wilson and Ruby Wilson

Performances

Friday 19th – Saturday 27th November 2010

Friday 19th November8.00pm 
Saturday 20th November8.00pm 
Sunday 21st November2.30pmMatinée
Tuesday 23rd November8.00pmShow Talk at 7.30pm: Dr. Cindy Lawford asks whether McDonagh is vain enough to think stories can kill.
Wednesday 24th November8.00pmShow Talk at 7.30pm: Director Danny Swanson connects the torture of children with painting pigs gr
Thursday 25th November8.00pmShow Talk after the performance: Cast members stay on stage to answer audience questions.
Friday 26th November8.00pm 
Saturday 27th November8.00pm 

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