Last chance for The Pillowman – or not???
Date: 16 April 2004
This weekend is the last chance for theatregoers to see the premiere production of Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman. The deeply dark Olivier Award-winning play finishes its sell-out season at the National’s Cottesloe Theatre. Its original schedule was extended by three weeks, and there was ample demand to warrant a longer extension or transfer. However, Whatsonstage.com Award winner Jim Broadbent, who plays police interrogator Tupolski, was unavailable because of filming commitments and, apparently, the rest of the cast – including David Tennant, Adam Godley and Nigel Lindsay – felt it was wrong to continue without him. If you missed out, you may get another chance next year when a recast version is expected to tour.
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