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Pics: First look at The Gaiety Theatre production of The Pillowman


Martin McDonagh’s acclaimed play The Pillowman comes to The Gaiety Theatre in Dublin tonight.

The play runs in the famous theatre from March 2-14 with a star studded cast.

It tells the tale of Katurian, a fiction writer living in a police state who is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories.

As well as their similarities to a number of bizarre child murders occurring in his town. 

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Star: David McSavage stars in the Gaiety production | BRIAN MCEVOY

The play  has an all star cast  including Love/Hate’s Peter Campion, comedian David McSavage, Calvary star Gary Lydon, and Rosa Mikela.

The play has already received positive reviews from critics and previously won the 2004 Olivier Award for Best New Play.

Speaking to Goss.ie Peter revealed he was honoured to be working with director Martin, who is behind hit movies such as In Bruges.

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Stage: The four actors rehearse a scene togeter | BRIAN MCEVOY

“I’d love to be in one of his films, that would be awesome,” he admitted.

“I read a speech from one of his plays to get into drama school, one of my first jobs out of drama school was the role I played a character from the play I read the speech from.”

“The writing is top drawer, you can’t find better writing then this. It’s a privilege working with him really,” he added.