The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh is being read by an all-star line-up

Square Chapel Arts Centre will be hosting an exclusive reading of Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman on Sunday 2 February to raise money for the arts centre.

McDonagh is one of my favourite writers, with Hangmen being my all-time favourite play. McDonagh is deliciously dark, and is also known for films such as In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths. He might be known as one of the sickest minds of our generation, but this makes for some intensely fantastic plays.

The reading will star Corrie legends Reece Dinsdale and Ian Puleston-Davies, with actors Karen Henthorn, Steve Evets and Mark Charnock also taking part.

The play is based in an interrogation room where writer, Katurian, is being interrogated by two detectives. Next door the writer’s mentally disabled brother Michael waits. The detectives want to know why Katurian’s stories feature gruesome plots about child murder and torture, and, why they seem to mirror a string of recent child murders in the area.

Actor and Square Chapel Patron, Ian Puleston-Davies said: “What could be better for an actor than getting with together with a bunch of pals to do a play reading of a script that you all love. I can’t wait!”

For information and to book tickets visit or call the box office on 01422 349422. Tickets are just£20 per person, and all proceeds will be invested back into Square Chapel Arts Centre.

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