Joe Hill-Gibbins’s production of The Beauty Queen Of Leenane returns to the Young Vic following a successful run in 2010.

Martin McDonagh’s darkly comic take on rural Ireland centres on lonely spinster Maureen who lives with her devilishly manipulative mother Mag high in the mountains of Connemara. 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’s author McDonagh is the writer of BAFTA-winning movie In Bruges and the plays The Pillowman, The Lieutenant Of Inishmore and A Beheading In Spokane.

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