Lily Allen has returned to the West End to star in the revival of the Olivier Award-winning play The Pillowman.
he, the 37-year-old singer-songwriter, first appeared in 2:22 – A Ghost Story alongside Encanto’s Stephanie Beatriz and Inbetwearies actor James Buckley at the Noel Coward Theatre.
For this role, she was awarded best female lead in a play at the Whatsonstage Awards and was nominated for the Olivier Award for best lead actress.
In the upcoming The Pillowman, she plays the main character Katurian, an author caught under suspicion surrounding her grisly short stories.
Allen, the first woman to play the role, said Martin McDonagh’s play about a police state is “much needed right now in this unprecedented time”.
The Smile singer added: “I can’t wait to bring it to life every night on stage and let the audience experience it.”
“With so many individual liberties under attack by governments and religions around the world, I thought this was the perfect time to make this play,” said British-Irish playwright McDonagh.
British actor and comedian, Steve Pemberton, who starred in Psychoville and Inside No. 9, also starred in the play.
“I can’t wait to help bring this dark and funny play to life and I’m honored to be working with such an exciting creative team,” said the 55-year-old.
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Allen, in his television debut, will also star alongside former Doctor Who actress Freema Agyeman in the new dark comedy Dreamland.
The six-part series on Sky will see Allen attend a bath for her eldest sister, played by Agyeman, in the English seaside town of Margate.
Dreamland will air on Sky Comedy and the Now streaming service in 2023.
The Pillowman begins at the Duke of York Theater on June 10, 2023 and ends on September 2, 2023.
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