PREVIEW – The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Lyceum 19 Feb – 13 March

Cara Kelly and Nora Connolly as Maureen and Mag (photo by Alan McCredie)

Cara Kelly and Nora Connolly as Maureen and Mag (photo by Alan McCredie)


After the excellent The Price, next up on The Lyceum’s 09/10 programme is The Beauty Queen of Leenane.

Penned by Martin McDonagh, writer of the darkly comic movie In Bruges, Beauty Queen looks set to once again challenge the Edinburgh-going theatre audience with a brutal and twisted comic tale of betrayal, devotion and misunderstandings which pulls no punches.

Maureen lives a prisoner-like existence in a small village in Galway, caring for her needy and manipulative mother, Mag. Fate gives Maureen a chance of happiness and escape, but Mag has other ideas…

Tony Cownie directs a cast including Cara Kelly and Nora Connolly in a production we’re looking forward to with guilty pleasure. A full review will appear on the site during the first week of its run.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane runs from 19 Feb – 13 March. Prices, tickets and further information can be obtained from the Lyceum’s website.

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