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The Beauty Queen of Leenane

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Martin McDonagh 

  • Setting

    The play is set in Leenane, a small town in Connemara, County Galway.

  • Notes

    The Beauty Queen of Leenane was subsequently restaged alongside the premieres of 'A Skull in Connemara' and 'The Lonesome West' (both listed separately) as part of The Leenane Trilogy in June, 1997.

  • Synopsis

    The Beauty Queen of Leenane tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early forties, and Mag, her manipulative ageing mother. Mag's interference in her daughter's first and possibly final chance of a loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that lead inexorably towards the play's inevitable dénouement.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    2

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Ray Dooley Tom Murphy (2)
Mag Folan Anna Manahan
Pato Dooley Brian F. O'Byrne
Maureen Folan Marie Mullen
Production Team  
Director Garry Hynes
Designer Francis O'Connor
Lighting Designer Ben Ormerod
Sound Designer David Murphy (2)
General Manager Jane Daly
Assistant Director Mary Peate
Production Manager Tony Killeen
Stage Manager Bernie Walsh
Stage Manager Penny Jones
Operator Andrew Smith
Technician Peter Ashton
Set Construction Alan Clarke (1)
Stage Carpenter Frank Gleeson
Scenic Artist Adam Cutts
Wardrobe Gabrielle McGrath
Prop Maker Mike Regan
Crew Claire Burkitt
Crew Norman Price
Graphic Design Iain Lanyon
Photography Amelia Stein
Administrator Anne Butler

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    McDonagh Plays 1

  • Year

    1999

  • Published By

    Methuen

  • Address

    Head Office, 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London SW1V 1EJ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7798 1600

  • Website

    www.methuen.co.uk

  • ISBN

    0413713504

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  • Title

    The Beauty Queen of Leenane

  • Year

    1996

  • Published By

    Methuen

  • Address

    Head Office, 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London SW1V 1EJ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7798 1600

  • Website

    www.methuen.co.uk

  • ISBN

    041370730X

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer.