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The Beauty Queen Of Leenane

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About the Show Less...

The first major revival of Martin McDonagh's award-winning black comedy set in rural Ireland. Read More >

The Beauty Queen Of Leenane is the first play in a trilogy by playwright Martin McDonagh.

High in the mountains of Connemara lives lonely spinster Maureen with her devilishly manipulative mother Mag. Maureen longs for the romance that will spirit her away. But if she goes, who will stir the lumps out of Mag’s complan?

The Beauty Queen Of Leenane established McDonagh’s reputation on its premiere at the Royal Court in 1996, winning him Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle awards and a Laurence Olivier Award nomination. It subsequently transferred to Broadway where it won a Tony Award for Best Play.

In addition to The Beauty Quenn Of Leenane, McDonagh’s other work includes The Pillowman and The Lieutenant Of Inishmore, as well as the film In Bruges, which he wrote and directed.

For more about The Beauty Queen Of Leenane at the Young Vic read the First Night Feature.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 15/07/2010

Opening Night: 21/07/2010

Closing Night: 21/08/2010

Running time: 2h20

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Cast & Creative


Rosaleen Linehan, Susan Lynch, David Ganly, Terence Keeley


Director - Joe Hill-Gibbins

Designer - Ultz

Lighting Designer - Charles Balfour

Sound - Paul Arditti

Author - Martin McDonagh

About Young Vic

66 The Cut, Lambeth, London SE1 8LZ

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