From the company that brought you Clybourne Park and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
Rapture Theatre are back with a major tour across Scotland of the Tony Award-winning dark comedy thriller, The Beauty Queen of Leenane.
The play combines thrilling elements of farce and melodrama with a searing critique on the Irish belief in the sanctity of the family.
In a lonely, run-down cottage in Connemara, Maureen Folan leads an isolated life with Mag, her demanding, manipulative mother. With the arrival of an unexpected admirer, Maureen finally sees the possibility of escaping her dismal life. However, Mag has other ideas, and the two women are plunged into a desperate conflict which leads to a shocking conclusion.
The Beauty Queen of Leenane is one of playwright Martin McDonagh’s (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Lieutenant of Inishmore) finest achievements. Winner of four Tony Awards on Broadway and nominated for an Olivier Award, the play conjures up the unbearable tension and loneliness of an isolated existence that surely speaks to all of us today.
This production from Rapture, one of Scotland’s leading producing theatre companies, is not to be missed.
Running time: 2 hours including interval
Age Guidance: 16+
The production includes scenes of violence, cruelty, and strong language
Show Listing Details
Theatre Royal Dumfries
Tuesday 6th September 2022
7:30pm doors 6:30pm
Book tickets at https://www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk/whats-on/beauty-queen-leenane or pop into our box office, we’re open Tuesday-Thursday 11:00-15:00.