'[A] macabre little masterpiece... McDonagh disposes the elements of his play with a beautiful intricacy and his banter is bang up to date.' Lloyd Evans, Spectator, 27.6.09 This slice of Irish gothic isn't for the faint-hearted: with all the fecks and blood and smashing of skulls, it's a bit of an assault on the senses.' Robert Shore, Time Out London, 25.6.09
About the Author
Martin McDonagh was born in London in 1970. Most of his early writing consisted of radio plays and screenplays, until he wrote a series of theatre plays in 1994/1995 that would bring success. In 1999 The Lonesome West was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play. Other plays that were published and produced are A Skull in Connemara (1997), The Cripple of Inishmaan (1996), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (2001, nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play in 2006) and The Pillowman (2003). The Pillowman won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2004, and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play in 2005. Martin McDonagh is the first dramatist since Shakespeare to have four works professionally produced on the London stage in one single season.