The Pillowman tells the story of a writer, Katurian, living under a totalitarian regime, who is arrested and questioned about the contents of his tales, which bear similarities to a series of child homicides in his hometown.
The title of the play comes from one of Katurian's stories about a nice character made of pillows who encourages children to commit suicide so they don't have to face terrible lives.
BY Martin McDonagh
STAGING and TRANSLATION Tiago Guedes
WITH Albano Jerónimo, Gonçalo Waddington, João Pedro Vaz, Marco D'Almeida, Nuno Lopes
SET DESIGN and ANIMATION Jerónimo Rocha, Joana Faria, Nico Guedes (Easylab)
COSTUMES Carolina Espírito Santo
LIGHT DESIGN José Álvaro Correia
MUSIC Hugo Leitão
PRODUCTION Teatro Maria Matos