The Beauty Queen of Leenane

REVIEW – The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Lyceum Theatre


There can’t be many plays where lumps in a mug of Complan are used as metaphors for the less-than-smooth relationship between a mother and her daughter. In Tony Cownie’s crackling and well-paced direction of Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane, such mundane items and routines pile like straws upon Maureen’s (Cara Kelly) back as […]

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

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 […]