The PillowmanBook - 2003
A writer in a totalitarian state 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.
'Sometimes you don't even know what you've been craving until the real thing comes along.' New York Times
'McDonagh is more than just a very clever theatrical stylist. His tricks and turns have a purpose. They are bridges over a deep pit of sympathy and sorrow, illuminated by a tragic vision of stunted and frustrated lives.' Fintan O'Toole, Irish Times
Martin McDonagh's searingly brilliant new play premières at the National Theatre, London in November 2003.