The Beauty Queen of Leenane

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Updated: April 28th, 2016

Druid Theatre Company presents

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

by Martin McDonagh

Oct 11th – 15th, 8pm | Matinee Oct 15th, 2.30pm

Tickets €30/€22 | Matinee €16

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Druid returns with the brilliantly subversive ‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’ by Martin McDonagh on the twentieth anniversary of its debut. Multi-award winning Garry Hynes will direct the production with the stellar cast of Marie Mullen, Aisling O’Sullivan, Marty Rea and Aaron Monaghan.

The ‘Beauty Queen of Leenane’ is set in the mountains of Connemara and tells the story of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early 40s, and Mag, her manipulative, aging mother. Mag’s interference in Maureen’s first and potentially last romantic relationship sets in motion a chain of events that are as tragically funny as they are horrific.

Druid’s production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane debuted in Galway in 1996 in a co-production with the Royal Court Theatre. It then went on to play in London and transferred to the West End and Broadway to critical acclaim.  The production won four Tony Awards in 1998 including Best Direction for Garry Hynes, the first woman to ever win a Tony Award® for Direction. In this special 20th anniversary production, Marie Mullen plays the role of Mag, having won a Tony Award for her portrayal of Maureen in the original Beauty Queen.

Druid return with this explosive production for a limited run before embarking on a coast-to-coast tour of the U.S.

‘Please avail yourself, and brace yourself, for the virtuosic turbulence of one of modern theater’s most giddily diabolical minds.’

– The Washington Post


Please note all ticket prices include €1 per ticket booking charge.

No exchanges or refunds.

Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.

No late comers admitted to the theatre after the show commences.

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