The Beauty Queen of Leenane

by Martin McDonagh 13 Oct 2021 - 21 Oct 2021
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A Minack Theatre Production

In a rundown cottage in the mountains of Connemara, lonely Maureen Folan lives a dull, isolated life with her manipulative mother, Mag, until one day an unexpected admirer arrives.  Maureen senses a last chance to escape from her dreary existence, but Mag has other ideas and the two women are plunged into a battle of wills that drives them to a desperate and terrible conclusion. 

Martin McDonagh’s play crackles with emotional fire and the blackest of comedy that is both hilarious and horrific.  First performed in 1996 in Galway, it transferred to the Royal Court, London where it was nominated for an Olivier Award, while the Broadway production won 4 Tony Awards.

Martin McDonagh’s writing for the theatre also includes A Skull in Connemara, The Lonesome West, The Cripple of Inishmaan and The Pillowman.  He has also written and directed a number of films, of which the best known is the Academy Award winning Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri (2017).

The Beauty Queen of Leenane is produced by the Minack Theatre and directed by Hannah Chissick.