The production was set to begin performances at the Duke of York’s Theatre on the 24th July.

It has been announced that Martin McDonagh’s play which was set to have its West End premiere this Summer is now delaying its run due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. New season details and further information will be released in due course.

Talking about the news Martin McDonagh and director Matthew Dunster said: “Whilst we are naturally disappointed that The Pillowman can’t go ahead this Summer, we are fully committed to realising this new production in the near future. We have an extraordinary cast and creative team and can’t wait to bring this new vision of the play to audiences.”

The Pillowman will star Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Golden Globe Award winner, Nocturnal Animals) and Steve Pemberton (Bafta Award winner, The League of Gentlemen).

In a totalitarian state a Writer is questioned by the authorities about a spate of murders that bear similarities to his short stories. Is this life imitating art or something more sinister? This black comedy widely regarded as one of the greatest plays of the past 25 years, examines the role of the artist in society and asks what price do we pay for freedom of expression.

The creative team for the production includes: set and costume design by Anna Fleischle, sound design by  Ian Dickinson and casting by Amy Ball.

Those who have purchased tickets will not need to do anything as their point of purchase will be in contact as soon as possible.