Following the success of our debut production of Jez Butterworth’s 'MOJO' in June of 2017, Patalog Collective is proud to present it’s second theatrical production; Martin McDonagh’s viciously funny, and seriously disturbing Olivier and Tony awarding winning play, 'The Pillowman'.
Arrested by police in a totalitarian state, The Pillowman follows a short-story writer as he is brutally interrogated by two fierce police officers about the gruesome content of his stories, and their remarkable similarities to a number of child-murders that are happening in his town.
McDonagh’s writing is ferociously poignant, searingly funny and savagely engaging. The Pillowman presents audiences with a tragic vision of stunted and frustrated lives, punctuated with numerous twists and turns leaving you wishing for more.
CAST & CREATIVES
Katurian: Ben Walter
Michal: Marcus Molyneux
Tupolski: Tom Jones
Ariel: Mark Yeates
Girl: Lexi Kelsall
Directed by Vincent Attanasio
Produced by Ben Walter
Lighting Design by Caitlyn Staples
Design Consultant by Dann Barber
Martin McDonagh is a playwright, screenwriter, and director. A winner of the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film, McDonagh has been nominated for three other Academy Awards, and in 2018 won three BAFTA Awards from four nominations and two Golden Globe Awards from three nominations for his film 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'. His other film work includes 'Seven Psychopaths' and the cult-favourite 'In Bruges'.
The Pillowman was McDonagh's first non-Irish play. It received it's first reading in Galway in Ireland in 1997 and was first produced at the Royal National Theatre in 2003 starring the likes of David Tennant (Doctor Who), Adam Godley (Breaking Bad), and Jim Broadbent (Moulin Rouge, Harry Potter).
In 2005, The Pillowman transferred to Broadway with a cast of similar calibre; Billy Crudup (Almost Famous), Jeff Goldblum (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Jurassic Park), Michael Stuhlbarg (Call Me by Your Name, A Serious Man). The play received the 2004-5 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best New Foreign Play, and two Tony Awards for the production. It was nominated for the 2004 Evening Standard Award for Best New Play.
We are extremely excited to bring our production of The Pillowman to one of Melbourne's most exciting venues for independent theatre; Chapel Off Chapel. Described by Australian theatre and film legend Geoffery Rush as "an industrious hotbed for the arts", Chapel off Chapel is an extremely well established venue which showcases a vast array of theatre, comedy, music theatre, opera and much more.