Lily Allen returns to West End for Martin McDonagh revival after award-winning debut
Posted by  badge Boss on Nov 10
The singer is heading to the stage once more (Picture: Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

is returning to the West End to star in a revival of Olivier Award-winning play The Pillowman after her .

The 37-year-old singer-songwriter first trod the boards in 2:22 – A Ghost Story alongside Encanto’s Stephanie Beatriz and Inbetweeners actor James Buckley at the Noel Coward Theatre in August 2021.

For the role, she was at the WhatsOnStage Awards and .

In upcoming The Pillowman, she plays main character Katurian, an author who is arrested due to suspicion surrounding his gruesome short stories.

Allen, who is , said Oscar, Bafta and Tony winner ’s play about a police state is ‘sorely needed right now in these unprecedented times’.

The Smile singer added: ‘I can’t wait to bring it to life each night on stage and for audiences to get to experience it.’

Allen won a WhatsOnStage award, as well as being nominated for an Olivier for her theatrical debut (Picture: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

British-Irish playwright McDonagh, who is currently receiving , added: ‘With so many personal freedoms under attack by governments and religions around the world I think it’s a perfect time to put this play on.’

British actor and comedian, , who starred in Psychoville and Inside No. 9, also stars in the play.

The 55-year-old commented: ‘I can’t wait to help bring this blisteringly dark and funny play to life and I’m honoured to be working with such an exciting creative team.’

McDonagh (C, with Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson) has recently been busy promoting his new film, The Banshees of Inisherin (Picture: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

following the announcement on Wednesday night, chart-topper Allen excitedly added: ‘GUYS ! I’m doing another play !!!!! Beyond exited to work with all the geniuses to bring this to life. Martin McDonagh, Matthew Dunster and Steve Pemberton, can’t wait to get to work with these guys. Tickets on sale tomorrow.’

Allen, in a debut TV role, will also star alongside ex-Doctor Who actress Freema Agyeman in new dark comedy Dreamland.

The six-part series on Sky will see Allen attend a baby shower for her eldest sister, played by Agyeman, in the British seaside town of Margate.

Dreamland will air on Sky Comedy and streaming service Now in 2023.

The Pillowman begins at the Duke of York’s Theatre on June 10, 2023 and finishes on September 2, 2023.

Tickets go on sale at 12pm on Friday November 11.