The Pillowman

Theatre (drama, puppetry)

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  • Aug 3, 5-7
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: The American High School Theatre Festival
  • Warnings and additional info: Scenes of Violence, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. Please confirm before booking. See our Accessibility page for details.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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An unapologetic dark comedy that illustrates the power of storytelling when a writer, Karturian, in an unnamed totalitarian state is interrogated after the gruesome content of his short stories are acted out in real life. As he listens to his brother’s screams next door, Karturian attempts to do all he can to unravel the truth and save his stories. As touching and poignant as it is brutal and cruel, The Pillowman begs to know: where is the line between truth and fairy tale? Is a life of horror worth living? Can we be saved by a story?

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