Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Sunday 25th November 2012
Does a storyteller have any responsibility beyond telling a story?
Synopsis: A viciously funny, seriously disturbing tale about a writer in a totalitarian state who is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories.
When these start to be enacted in real life he and his disturbed brother are hauled in by two sardonic secret policemen who resort to increasingly absurd and hilariously unconventional methods of interrogation to uncover the truth.
Darkly funny, horrifyingly theatrical and packed with adrenaline pumping narrative, The Pillowman is a Grimm tale for the twenty-first century. The Pillowman has mesmerised audiences around the world.
Awards: 2004 Lawrence Olivier Award for Best New Play, 2005 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Foreign Play
The play reading will begin at 2pm on Sunday November 25 and you can enjoy an afternoon of great theatre and good company at the Theatre Royal. You can purchase afternoon tea at the theatre’s bar.
Please note The Pillowman contains frequent use of strong language and themes that may disturb and is suitable for people over 16 only. We recommend the production for year 13 students.