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Moonhawk proudly present The Pillowman

Directed by Mike Ward

30 January @ 19:30 3 February @ 22:00

Moonhawk Productions presents The Pillowman, a jet-black comedy-drama about storytelling, freedom of speech, and the responsibility of a writer in a totalitarian state.

Written by multi-award winning writer and filmmaker Martin McDonagh, this hilarious, brutal and thought-provoking play follows Katurian, a writer of short stories, who is interrogated by Tupolski and Ariel after deaths described in his stories seem to have been recreated by a real killer.

Abingdon based Moonhawk welcomes anyone interested in all aspects of theatre production on or backstage. The play will be performed at several locations.

Directed by Mike Ward, The Pillowman combines amazing onstage performances with web cam streaming and video footage to visualise the interrogation scenes and the violence, without putting the actors in real danger.

I caught the drama bug over 10 years ago and have been acting, directing and stage managing ever since. More recently I’ve entered the world of producing, hence Moonhawk Productions. We’re based in Abingdon-on-Thames and we use several locations to put on our diverse types of drama. We operate an “open door” policy meaning that anyone can be part of Moonhawk – on stage, back stage, production and front of house”. In the summer Leon toured his own solo hit show.

Leon Witcomb, Founder

I first saw a student production of The Pillowman many years ago, having known Martin McDonagh’s writing through working on a couple of his Irish plays. The Pillowman at first seems very different in content and structure, but the fantastic writing for actors and the dark, dark humour is the same.

Mike Ward, Director
£10 Concessions £7, Students over 16 £5

Unicorn Theatre

Checker Walk
Abingdon, OX14 3JP United Kingdom

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