The Criterion Theatre


In the Auditorium and Bar
23rd February from 19:00 to 21:00
In the Bar
4th March from 20:00 to 21:00
In the Bar
7th March from 10:30 to 12:00
In the Bar
9th March from 19:30 to 21:00
In the Bar
15th March from 19:30 to 21:00
In the Bar
22nd March from 19:30 to 22:00
In the Bar and Foyer
29th March from 19:00 to 22:00
In the Bar and Foyer
31st March from 19:00 to 22:00
In the Bar
4th April from 10:30 to 12:00


The Pillowman

Feb 19th to 22nd 2020

A play by Martin McDonagh

A viciously witty tale about a writer in a totalitarian state who is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of child-murders that are happening in his town. Be prepared to be enthralled and appalled by this play from one of the greatest contemporary story tellers around

This production includes strong language and scenes of a disturbing nature, including references to religious imagery. Not suitable for children under the age of 15 years.



"Stomach-churning and wildly comic, The Pillowman is Martin McDonagh's most disturbing work to date ... There is no conclusion; there are lots of questions. This is a riveting evening." Susannah Clapp, Observer

"Anyone familiar with McDonagh's other award-winning plays will know not to treat this as a family outing, or as Granny's Christmas treat. If you feel strong, though, brace yourself for a play of extraordinary power and stunning theatrical bravura." Michael Coveney, Daily Mail



Coming Soon

Abi Morgan
Main House
Mar 14th to 21st
David Haig
Main House
May 9th to 16th
David Greig & Gordon McIntyre
Main House
Jul 4th to 11th
Friedrich Schiller adapted by Peter Oswald
Main House
Sep 5th to 12th
Charles Dickens adapted by Hugh Janes
Main House
Oct 17th to 24th

Just Finished

Peter Quilter
Main House
Jan 25th to Feb 1st