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** STOOGED THEATRE PRESENTS ONE OF THE MOST CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED PLAYS OF THE 21ST CENTURY **

THE PILLOWMAN
by Martin McDonagh
2004 Laurence Olivier Award Winner – Best New Play

Part of the INSPIRATIONS 2012 Playhouse Season

Directed by Mat Lee

Starring:
Katurian - Carl Young
Tupolski - Carl Caulfield
Ariel - Glen Waterhouse
Michal - Daniel Stoddart
Mother - Angela McKeown
Father - Joseph Issa
Boy - Toby Morgan
Girl - Alexandra McKeown

“The first duty of a storyteller is to tell a story”
- Katurian, Act I.I

Katurian is a fiction writer in a totalitarian state. Two detectives are interrogating him over the gruesome nature of his short stories and their similarities to a number of child murders occurring in his town.

Playwright Martin McDonagh (The Beauty Queen of Leenane, film In Bruges) has combined the perfect mixture of thrilling plot twists and side-splitting black humour. Winner of the 2004 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Pillowman questions who is to blame, and when does a story cross the line?

This Newcastle premiere production is directed by Mat Lee (The Return), and features an all-star cast of Newcastle’s finest actors, including Daniel Stoddart (Waiting for Godot), Glen Waterhouse (Closer) and Stooged Theatre Artistic Director Carl Young (The Shape of Things) in the lead role of Katurian.

The production also marks the return of one of Newcastle’s most influential theatre-makers, with Carl Caulfield (Shakespeare’s Fools) taking the stage as Tupolski, alongside the fantastic ensemble cast of Angela McKeown, Joseph Issa, Toby Morgan and Alexandra McKeown.

“Sometimes you don’t even know what you’ve been craving until the real thing comes along”
– New York Times

“Brutal and brutally funny”
– Sydney Morning Herald

Performances at the Civic Playhouse, Newcastle.

EIGHT SHOWS ONLY:
Wednesday, 10 October - 8pm
Friday, 12 October - 8pm
Saturday, 13 October - 8pm
Wednesday, 17 October - 8pm
Thursday, 18 October - 8pm
Friday, 19 October - 8pm
Saturday, 20 October - 2pm
Saturday, 20 October - 8pm

Ticket prices:
Adults: $30
Concession: $25
Subscribers $22
30 and Under: $20

All tickets through Ticketek:
premier.ticketek.com.au/Shows/Show.aspx?sh=THEPILLO12

PLEASE NOTE: This production contains coarse language, adult themes, violence and elements of horror – Stooged Theatre recommends it for audiences 15 and over.

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