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    The Pillowman at the Lyric
    Martin McDonagh's multi-award winning play The Pillowman comes to the Lyric Theatre in a new production by Decadent Theatre Company.
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    Lyric Win 4 Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards
    Northern Irish theatre was celebrating last night as the Lyric took four of the available 12 judges' awards at the annual Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards in Dublin.
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    Spring/Summer 2015
    The very best of local writing, production and performance talent - from the return of much loved Belfast playwrights to exciting new work, contemporary and traditional music. Our new season has something for everyone.
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    Become a Lyric season ticket holder and enjoy up to 50% off tickets!
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    See how we've been doing...
    Read the recent two year review of the theatre's activities online now.


Martin McDonagh's multi-award winning play The Pillowman comes to the Lyric Theatre in a new production by Decadent Theatre Company.
"Comedies don't come any blacker than The Pillowman...a spellbinding stunner of a play" - 
New York Times

"An unquestionably superlative production of a marvellous, thought-provoking play, to the point of being pretty well faultless" - Irish Independent
"an unsettling, must-see production.” Belfast Telegraph

"This a thought provoking play – harrowing but humorous" - The Public Reviews



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The Lyric is generously supported by The Arts Council of Northern
Ireland and Belfast City Council.

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  • 03 April 2015
    Ciaran Bagnall - Lighting The Pillowman
    Belfast's Ciaran Bagnall provides a delicate, passionate account of why he is so proud to be working on The Pillowman and in the theatre industry.